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CALENDAK 



CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. 



PBEPARED UNDER THE SUPEBINTENDENCE OF 
THE DEPUTY KEEPEE OE THE EECOEDS. 



EDWARD I. 

VOL. V. 
A.D. 1302-1307. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 
FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT. 



LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 

By MACKIE AND CO. LD., 2, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 



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OLIVER and BOYD, Edinburgh ; or 
E. PONSONBY, 116, Grafton Street, Dublin. 

1908. 



CONTENTS 



PAGE. 
Preface ------- V 

Corrigenda ------ vii 

Calendar ------ 1 

General Index ------ 547 



( v) 



PREFACE 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Kolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.b. 1307—1313.) The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. 
H. Stevenson, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, 
Oxford. The Index has been compiled by Mr. C. T. 
Flower, M.A., of this Office, with assistance from Mr. 
Stevenson. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Eecord Office, 
July, 1908. 



.85390 



( vii ) 

CORRIGENDA. 



Page 47, line 18 from foot, for Ralph read Richard. 

67, ,, 11 ,. ,, for Alexander read Andrew. 

68, ,, 8 ,, ,, for king read king's. 

71, ,, 26, for Ottonus read Ottobonus. 

78, ,, 6, for Westminater read Westminster. 

85, ,, 4 from foot, for Laughton read Langeton (fourth letter 

obscured by cancellation) . 

89, ,, 10 ,, ,. after Hertford add " (sic)". 

124, ,, 10 .. ,, after abbot and convent add " (sic)". 

131, ,, 18 ,, ., for castles read castle. 

165, ,, I, for Suth[am]t[ona] read Su the [ote] . 

198, „ 22, after Adam add" (sic\\ 

200, ,, 19, for Henry read Adam. 

207, „ 12. for second Maud read Mabel. 

209, ,, 4 from foot, after abbot add of. 

219, ,, 3 „ „ for Edward read Edmund. 

237, ,, 15, for Bayeux read Bayonne. 

252, ,, 25, for manors read manor {wane His corrected to maneriio for 

manerio). 

255 ,, 1, for Can tesbury read Canterbury. 

269, ,, 4, for abbot read abbess. 

271, ., 19 from foot, for idemnity read indemnity. 

815, ., 5, for Wliliara read William. 

321, ., 17, for Winchester read Worcester. 

333, ,, 5 from foot, after enterprise substitute full stop for comma. 

344, ,, 8, for his read their. 

346, ,, 20 from foot, for hauds read hands. 

346, ,, 4, for his read her. 

360, margin, for Lucy read Lacy. 

362, line 24 from foot, for William read William. 

865, ,, 12 „ ,, for Robert read Ralph. 

366, ,, 3 „ „ after Peter add " (sic)". 

388, ,, 21 „ ., for priory read prior. 

383, ,, 2 „ ,, after city add " (sic)". 

892, ,, 12, add comma after steward and delete of. 

411, ,, 18 from foot, for de read le. 

411, ,. 12 ,, ,, for de read le, 

434, ., 16, substitute comma for semicolon after consort. 

449, ,, 1, for second ' le read de. 

449, „ 18 from foot, for knight read knights. 

479, ,, 16, for Benedict read B[onif ace]. 

481, „ 8 from foot, for John read Henry. 



CALENDAR 



OP 



CLOSE EOLLS. 



31 EDWARD I. 



1302. 

Nov. 26. 
Reading. 



Dec. 1. 

Newbury. 



Membrane 19. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the 
rolls of the exchequer, and to certify the king when the treasurer shall 
next come to him of what debts John de Ferariis owes to the king at the 
exchequer of the debts of Hawisia, his wife, daughter (filie) of Cecily de 
Mucegros, and of her ancestors, for what cause they are due, and what 
debts are clear and what are not, and to cause John to have respite for 
the debts in the meantime. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver Robert de Culeworth 
of Brackele, who is imprisoned at Westminster for the death of Robert 
le Porter of Aynho, who was slain in that county, wherewith he is 
charged, to twelve men of that county who shall mainpern to have him 
before the justices at the first assize in those parts if any one wish to 
speak against him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that he is charged with the said death out of hatred and not 
because he is guilty thereof. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Order to cause to be kept safely 
in prison until otherwise ordered Ralph Deubeneye of Blecchinggele, 
Thomas le Parker of Blecchinggeleye, Andrew de Morlee, Walter le 
Tayllur of Blecchinggeleye, William Underhelde of Blecchinggeleye, and 
Stephen le Dissher of Blecchinggeleye, who are imprisoned in the king's 
prison of the earl's castle of Reygate for divers trespasses committed by 
them in the free chaces and warrens of the king and the earl and of 
others in cos. Surrey and Sussex. By K. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall and to the coroners of that county. Order 
to supersede until otherwise ordered by the king the putting of Roger de 
Ingepenne in exigent, and to cause his goods and chattels taken into the 
king's hands by the sheriff to be kept safely without diminution until the 
king shall cause ordinance to be made concerning them by his council, as 
Roger, who was indicted before John de Berewyk and his fellows, justices 
last in eyre in that county, for homicides, harbouring of felons and 
divers other trespasses committed in that county against the king's peace, 
and for which he was put in exigent at the king's suit for his contumacy, 
has appeared in person before the king and has submitted himself to his 
grace and will concerning these offences and has found mainprise before 
Walter de Bello Campo, steward of the king's household, to stand to right 
in the king's court when the king shall wish to speak against him 
concerning these things. By p.s. [3069.] 

a. 2265. Wt, 10230. 400. M, A 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1302. 



Dec. 10. 

Marlborough, 



Nov. 26. 
Reading. 



Dec. 11. 

Marlborough. 

Dec. 10. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 28. 
Odiham . 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to deliver to Boger his goods and 
chattels, which were taken into the king's hands for the reasons aforesaid. 

By p.s. [8069.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Roger de Hecheham, who is unable to 
execute the duties of the office because he is intending the collection of 
the murage granted to the burgesses of Newcastle-on-Tyne and also the 
repair of the walls of that town. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to John de Sandale, 
king's clerk, keeper of the king's exchange at London, half of the ship 
called 'La Coge Sancte Marie de BaionaJ lately arrested at Southampton 
by virtue of the king's writ to arrest the goods and chattels of William de 
Saltu in the sheriff's bailiwick, and to deliver half of her tackle and gear, 
to do therewith what the king has ordered him, although it is contained 
in an inquisition that the king caused to be taken by John Gerberge and 
John de Shirle concerning a moiety of the ship that the moiety on the 
day of the arrest belonged to Philip de Sancto Severo, and that William 
had no part therein on the day of the arrest, as the inquisition was 
improperly taken and was contrary to the tenor of the king's writ, for 
which reason the king considers it insufficient, and it is also testified 
before the king by trustworthy men that a moiety of the ship belonged to 
William on the said day, and that he claimed the moiety after the arrest 
as his own property and prayed for delivery of it to be made to him. 

ByC. 

Henry Go tte, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William Gotte, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
John de Sandale and Thomas de Cantebrig, the king's clerks, all the issues 
of land and rents of aliens, as well men of religion as others, in England 
that were lately in the king's hands by reason of the war between him 
and the king of France, to be delivered by them without delay to certain 
noblemen, both clerks and others, of Gascony, as the king, on 17 August, 
in the thirtieth year of his reign, assigned all the issues aforesaid to the 
noblemen aforesaid, to be received from that day by the hands of said John 
and Thomas, or one of them, whom the king appointed to receive the 
money from the issues aforesaid at the exchequer and to pay it to the 
noblemen at the terms fixed by the king, until they should be satisfied 
for certain provisions granted to them by the king, as contained in his 
letters patent. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to acquit William Russel, kinsman 
and heir of Ralph Russel, tenant in chief, of the scutage exacted from 
him for the knights' fees that Ralph held of the king at his death for the 
king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as it appears to the 
king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that the said Ralph, kinsman 
and heir of Ralph Russel, tenant in chief, was a minor in the king's 
wardship at the time when the king was in the said army. It is provided 
that the scutage of the said fees shall be levied and answered for to the 
king. 

To the same. Order to acquit William Russel, son and heir of Ralph 
Russel, tenant in chief, of the scutage exacted from him for one knight's 
fee for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as Ralph 



31 EDWARD I. 



1302. 



Dec. 27. 
Odiham. 



1303. 

Jan. 8. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 12. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 11. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 7. 
Odiham. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

had his service with the king by his order in that army for one knight's 
fee that he then acknowledged to the king for a moiety of the barony of 
Neufmarche, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his 
marshalsea for that army. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John le Clerk 
in place of William Trente, the king's chamberlain, to execute what 
pertains to the office of coroner in that city, and to answer to him for all 
things pertaining to that office in the city, as has been usual in the like 
case heretofore, as William, to whose bailiwick the office of coroner in the 
city pertains, cannot attend personally to the execution of the office and 
has deputed John by his letters patent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
search the rolls of that exchequer and to certify the king of what debts 
Gilbert son of Thomas de Clare owes to the king there, both of the debts 
of his father and of other his ancestors and of his own debts, and for 
what cause they are due, and what debts are clear and what are not, so 
that the king may be certified thereof before Michaelmas next, and to 
cause Gilbert to have respite for the debts in the meantime. By K. 

To Humphrey de Waleden, guardian of the bishopric of Worcester, the 
see being void. Order to pay to Amadeus, count of Savoy, or to John 
Vanne, merchant of the society of the Ballardi of Lucca (Luka), whom 
the count has appointed his attorney for this purpose before the king, all 
issues of the bishopric from the day of the making of the king's letters 
patent granting to the count, among other things, in payment of 10,000 
marks that he lately gave to him, all the issues of the said bishopric, to 
be received by him until he should be satisfied thence and from the other 
things for the said sum. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the prioress and nuns of St. Margaret's, Ivingo, to have in Windsor 
forest six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. By K. 

To the same. Order to permit the prior and brethren of the Friars 
Preachers at Oxford to have in the forest of Bernewode twelve leafless 
oak -stumps (robora) for fuel, of the king's gift. By K. 

To John de London [ia], constable of Windsor castle and keeper of the 
king's forest there. Order to permit the Friars minors at Kedyng to fell 
and carry whither they wish fifty-six oaks fit for timber in the wood of 
Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, at Assherigge, which is within the bounds 
of the king's forest of Windsor, as the earl has given them the said oaks. 
- By K. on the information of J. de Britannia. 

To Kobert de Burghessh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. The king learns from the complaint of William Servat 
that whereas he lately caused a ship of Depe to be laden with ginger, 
cinnamon (canello), and divers other sorts of spices to come to the port of 
Wynchelese for the king's wardrobe, certain mariners of Flanders then in 
that port with their ships entered the ship with armed force and removed 
the said spices and other goods found therein from the ship and placed 
them in their own ships, to the loss and damage of the king and of him. 
As the king understands that the mariners with the ship, spices and 
goods aforesaid are still in that port, he orders Robert to inquire as to 
the truth of the premises with all speed, and if the spices and goods be 
found in that port or elsewhere in his bailiwick, to cause them to be 
arrested and kept safely until otherwise ordered by the king. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 

Jan. 10. 
Odiham. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of Lynn (Lenna). Although the king lately, at the suit 
of Henry de Lincoln, burgess of Great Yarmouth, ordered the bailiffs to 
cause go6ds and wares of merchants of Holland and Zeeland coming into 
that town to be arrested to the value of 260£. without delay, and to cause 
them to be kept safely until Henry should be satisfied for 2601. that were 
stolen from him by certain malefactors of Holland and Zeeland, and the 
king afterwards ordered them to cause goods and wares aforesaid to 
the value of 182Z. 13s. id, — which are in arrear to him beyond the 
111. 6s. Sd. delivered to him by the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth from 
the goods and wares of the aforesaid merchants arrested in that port by 
the king's order — to be appraised and delivered to Henry without delay : 
the king now, at the request of Humphrey de Bouhun, earl of Hereford 
and Essex, orders the bailiffs, if the merchants find them or Henry in 
their presence security to satisfy Henry for the said 1821. 13s. M. before 
Whitsuntide next, to deliver to the merchants the goods and wares thus 
arrested by them. If the merchants fail to find such security, the bailiffs 
shall put into execution another writ of the king's previously directed to 
them for Henry. 

Alice, late the wife of Henry de Thornhill, and John, her son, imprisoned 
at York for the death of Robert de Whitelay, have letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail them. 



Jan. 11. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 7. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 7. 
Odiham. 



MEMBBANE 18. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king — at the suit of William 
de Waynflet, merchant of the realm of England, suggesting that John, 
duke of Brabant, had taken wool and other merchandise to the value of 
181. 6s. 8d. from him in Brabant, and had bound himself and all his 
merchants and the communities of his land and all their goods and 
chattels to the king's distraint for the full payment of the said sum 
to William at certain terms long past, and at the complaint of certain 
other merchants likewise complaining to him for their goods thus taken 
by the duke — ordered the sheriff to cause all goods and wares of the 
merchants of the duke's land and power found within that county 
to be arrested and kept safely until William should be satisfied for 
the said sum and until the other complainants should be satisfied 
for their goods in which the duke was likewise bound by his letters 
patent ; and the duke has not yet satisfied William for the aforesaid sum 
wholly or in part : the king, wishing to provide William with a speedy 
remedy for the recovery of his debt, orders the sheriff to cause the goods 
and chattels thus arrested by him to be appraised without delay and to 
cause them thus appraised to be delivered to William to the value afore- 
said. It is provided that the remainder of the goods and wares shall be 
kept safely until the other merchants shall be satisfied for their goods 
aforesaid or until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to pay to the abbot of 
Middelton 502. for the repair of the bridge of the king's castle of Corf. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the abbot of Middelton, Order to receive the said sum from the 
sheriff, ancl to expend it upon the repair of the bridge of the castle by the 
view and testimony of the constable of the castle. 

By K. on the information of the said bishop. 



81 EDWARD I. 



1303. 
Jan. 6. 

Odiham. 



Jan. 7. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 8. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 14. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 10. 
Odiham, 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To Robert de Burghersshe, constable of Dover castle and keeper of the 
Cinque Ports. The king learns from the complaint of Philip Gerardini, 
of the society of the Spini, John Punch, of the society of the Peruzzi 
(PentcJi), Simon Guidonis, and Guiottus Bonaventure, merchants of 
Florence, that whereas they lately caused a ship of Sandwich to be loaded 
at London with 46 sacks and two pockets of their wool to be taken to 
parts beyond sea, and the ship afterwards put into the port of Northmuth 
in Robert's bailiwick by reason of contrary winds, certain mariners of the 
towns of Dam, Neuport, Berflet, and other places in Flanders followed the 
ship into the port with their boats, and entered her there in hostile 
manner, and took out of her all the wool aforesaid and carried it away in 
their ships and boats. As the king is given to understand that the wool 
is still somewhere in Robert's bailiwick, he orders Robert to make 
inquisition concerning this with all speed, and to cause the wool to be 
arrested if it be found within his bailiwick, and to cause it to be kept 
safely until otherwise ordered. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Peter Child has shown 
the king that whereas he lately made fine before John de Drokenesford, 
then supplying the treasurer's place, and before the barons in the name 
of Peter de Suthchirche and certain others, who were lately appealed by 
Sabina, late the wife of Michael de Cardoil, of the death of the said 
Michael, in 100«. to have the king's writ to hear and determine the 
appeal before the justices assigned, the treasurer and barons cause the 
100*. to be exacted from Peter as if the aforesaid appealed had had the 
writ, although they did not. have a bill of the exchequer testifying such 
fine or a writ to hear and determine the appeal because the appeal was 
then pending before the king in his court by his writ : the king orders 
them, if they ascertain that the fine was made to have a writ to hear 
and determine the appeal, and that the 100s. is exacted from Peter for 
this reason and no other, to cause him to be acquitted and discharged of 
this sum. 

To Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, executors of the will of W. late 
bishop of Bath and Wells. Order to pay to John de Britannia, the king's 
nephew, 110Z. from the debts due from them to the king for the bishop's 
debts due to the exchequer, in part payment of 500Z. granted to John by 
the king to be received at the exchequer in aid of his maintenance. By K. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Robert de Bardelby to have six oaks fit for timber in the forest of 
Chuyt, of the king's gift. By K. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. As the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert son of Thomas 
Bustard of Bustardesthorp did not hold at his death any lands of the king 
except two carucates of land in Byshopthorp, co. York, by the service of 
4 marks yearly to be rendered by the hands of the sheriff of that county 
for the time being for all service, by reason whereof the wardship of the 
lands that belonged — [Incomplete.] 

Vacated, because on the Fine Moll. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[iaJ, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king lately — upon its being found by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that William, late bishop of Bath and Wells, held nothing at his death 
of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king — ordered him not to intermeddle further with the lands 
that belonged to the bishop ; and Anthony de Bradeneye has given the 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1303. 



Jan. 12. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 16. 
Waverley. 

Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 18 — cont* 

king to understand that he entered the manor of Overwere, co. Somerset, 
which had been taken into the king's hands by reason of the bishop's 
death, by virtue of the order aforesaid : the king orders the escheator, if 
it be so, to deliver to Anthony the issues received from the manor from 
the time of its being taken into the king's hands. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Whereas John, [duke of] Brabant, 
lately bound himself, for certain goods and wares taken by him within 
his land and power from William de Hindringham and William de 
Carleton, merchants of England, to the former in 126£. 7s. 8d. and to 
the latter in 58J. 10s. 5d. sterling, to be paid to them at terms long past, 
and the king, as the duke did not keep the terms, ordered the bailiffs to 
arrest goods and wares of merchants of the duke's land and power coming 
into their bailiwick to the value of the said sums, and to cause them to 
be kept safely until William and William should be satisfied for those 
sums ; and the duke has not yet satisfied them, as the king learns from 
their complaint : the king, who ought not and may not fail in doing 
justice to William and William and to other merchants of his realm, 
orders the bailiffs to cause the goods and wares of merchants of the 
duke's power arrested for this reason to be appraised without delay by 
the oath of merchants and others of their bailiwick, and to deliver them 
thus appraised to William and William up to the sums aforesaid, after 
receiving from William and William security that they will answer for 
the said goods and wares to all persons who may wish to speak against 
them concerning them, certifying to the king of their proceedings herein. 

By C. & pet. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Koger Adam, deceased. 

To the prior of Lewes. Whereas Brother Bertrand, abbot of Cluny, 
lately granted at the king's instance to Brother Arn[ald] de Pinoliis, the 
prior's fellow-monk and the king's chaplain, who has long served the 
king, sustaining in his service many labours and perils, that he would 
cause Arnald to be provided with the first benefice pertaining to his or 
the prior's collation in the realm of England that Arnald should deem 
acceptable, and he sent his orders to the prior by his letters patent to 
prefer Arnald to such benefice before other person as soon as an 
opportunity should arise ; and the king now understands that the prior 
has conferred the priory of Castelacre, which is void by the death of the 
last prior, upon the prior of Clifford, thus scorning the orders aforesaid 
and having no consideration for the king's request, at which the king 
greatly marvels : he requests the prior not to omit to make Arnald prior 
of Castelacre, if it be still void, or at least prior of Clifford, both out of 
consideration for the king and by virtue of the abbot's orders aforesaid, 
certifying the king without delay of his proceedings herein. 

To all the king's bailiffs and subjects to whom, etc. Although the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by Hugh le Despenser, justice of 
the Forest this side Trent, that it is not to the king's damage or the 
injury of his forest of Clarendon or of any other person if he were to 

grant to [Incomplete.] 

Vacated became on the Patent Roll, 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Giles de Playz, tenant in 
chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry 
without his licence. 



81 EDWARD I. 



1303. 
Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 26. 
Chertsey. 

Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 29. 

Chertsey. 



Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



Feb. 4. 
Windsor. 

1302. 
Dec. 80. 

Odiham. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of Edmund de Wedon, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity, and of Henry de Flaunvill, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Myntrigg, deceased. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Robert de Barton, clerk, to have in the forest of Ingelwode six oaks 
fit for timber, of the king's gift. By K. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause all the timber felled in the 
forest of Pamberge to be collected and placed in some suitable place near 
Rading' as speedily (propius, in error for citius) as possible, and to cause 
it to be well and securely covered, certifying the king of the number of 
beams (lignorum) felled in the said forest. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesf[ord]. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Thomas Paynel to have in the king's wood of Okesholte, which is 
within the bounds of the forest of Wulvemere, six oaks fit for timber, of 
the king's gift. By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to permit John de Molis, son 
and heir of Roger de Molis, to be acquitted of U. exacted from him by 
summons of the exchequer for scutage for the king's armies of Wales in 
the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as the king, on 14 May, in the 
eighteenth year of his reign, because it appeared to him that Roger did 
his service in the said armies, ordered the treasurer and barons to cause 
Roger to be acquitted of 35L 2s. 6d. that they exacted from him for 
scutages for the said armies, as appears by inspection of the rolls of 
chancery. 

MEMBRANE 17. 

William Fox of Waterfal, imprisoned at Stafford for the death of 
Ranulph de Leyes, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Stafford to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. R. bishop of Hereford, 
one of the executors of the will of Thomas, late bishop of Hereford, has 
shown the king that whereas the king on 16 June, in the fourth year of 
his reign, granted by his letters patent to Thomas the manor of Erleye, 
near Rading', which belonged to Henry de Erleye, deceased, tenant in 
chief, and which was in the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
Henry's heir, to have until the heirs should come of age, rendering 
therefor 16 marks yearly to the exchequer, and afterwards, on 7 July, 
in the fifth year, he granted by other letters patent, for a fine of 200Z. 
made with him by Thomas, the wardship of the lands that belonged to 
Philip de Arneleye, tenant in chief, to have, with the advowsons of 
churches and dowers, when they should fall in, until Philip's heirs should 
come of age, with the marriage of the heirs, and Thomas had the ward- 
ship of the said manor and of the lands that belonged to Philip until his 
death, and afterwards Richard and his co-executors of the will had the 
wardship until John de Erleye, son of Philip, came of age, by virtue of 
the fine and grant aforesaid, for which reason they ought to be discharged 
of the 16 marks from the said 7 July, the treasurer and barons, although 



(JALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLL& 



1302. Membrane 17 — cont. 

the 200/. have been paid in full to the exchequer, exact the said 16 marks 
yearly from the bishop and his executors from the said 7 July as 
if the manor had not been contained in the king's last grant and 
as if Philip's heir were still a minor in the king's wardship. As 
the bishop has suggested to the king that an error had occurred in 
writing Henry's name and in Philip's surname (cognomen) to wit the 
name of Henry for that of Philip and the surname < de Arneleye ' 
for that of ' de Erie,' and has besought the king to cause a remedy 
to be provided for him and his co-executors, and the king has at his 
request caused the rolls of the late king's chancery and of his own to be 
searched in this behalf, and it appears to the king by inspection of the 
rolls of the late king's chancery of the fifty-sixth year of his reign that 
the late king took the homage of the said Philip, son and heir of the 
said Henry, for all the lands that Henry held at his death of the said 
king in chief, and by inspection of the rolls of the king's chancery that 
Philip died in the third year of his reign, and that his lands were taken 
into the king's hands by reason of his death, and were in his hands from 
that year by reason of the minority of the said John until 13 January, in 
the twentieth year, and also that the wardships of the manor and lands were 
granted to Thomas under the names of Henry and Philip in the fourth 
and fifth years of the reign in form aforesaid, whereby it appears that an 
error had arisen in writing the name and surname : the king orders the 
treasurers and barons to search the rolls of his exchequer and if they 
ascertain that the said 200L were paid to the king for the wardships 
aforesaid, to discharge the bishop and his co-executors of the said 16 
marks yearly from 7 July aforesaid. It is provided that the king shall be 
satisfied for the 16 marks for the fourth year. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to deliver to Amedeus, count of Savoy, 
or to Peter de Custancia, his attorney, by indenture all the goods and 
chattels that belonged to Eichard son of Alan, earl of Arundel, in his 
manor of Burne and other lands in that county that are in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of Eichard's heir, which goods and 
chattels the king ordered John Abel, then sheriff of that county, to take 
into his hands after Eichard's death for certain debts due from Eichard to 
the exchequer, and the king afterwards granted the custody of the manor 
and lands to Amedeus during the heir's minority, in part satisfaction of 
certain debts due to him from the king, as the king wishes to hasten the 
satisfaction of the debts. 

Jan. 20. To John de Namure and the other keepers of the land of Flanders. 

Guildford. The king learns from the complaint of William Bervate, citizen and 
merchant of London, that whereas he lately sent Andrew, his servant, to 
Provence (ad partes provincie) to buy divers provisions of spices and other 
necessaries for the king's wardrobe, and Peter wished to take the provisions 
thus made by him to London to be delivered to the keeper of the king's 
wardrobe, Lambert Lebote, master of the ship called * Ludewy\_W\ de La 
Hoke ' of Flanders, Peter de Vyninges, William de la Mote, and Topardus 
de la Mote, and certain other mariners of the ship assaulted Peter on the 
sea-coast near Wynchelse, and took and carried away from him spices 
and other necessaries to the value of 445/. 2s. 10tf., and the said master 
and mariners, after their ship had been driven by contrary winds into the 
port of Wynchelse, were there arrested by the bailiffs of the town at the 
suit of William and were attached, according to custom, to answer to 
William before the warden of the Cinque Ports for the spices and wares 
aforesaid and to do and receive in the premises what justice should 



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Jan. 16, 

Waverley. 



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require, and certain of the mariners coming to the king's court in the 
town of Wynchelese by reason of the attachment aforesaid, the others 
who remained in the ship violated the arrest and attachment and fraudu- 
lently went away with the ship and the spices and merchandise without 
making satisfaction wholly or partly to the king or to William, and carried 
away with them a son of William of the age of twelve years, to the king's 
contempt and prejudice and to William's damage and loss. The king 
requests and requires them to cause such restitution to be made to William 
and such speedy remedy to be provided for the king for the contempt 
aforesaid and to William for his damages in this behalf that it may not be 
necessary for the king to apply his hand for lack of justice, and to cause 
William's son to be sent back without delay. 

Feb. 7. To John de Sandale, keeper of the exchange of London. Order to 

Windsor, deliver to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's wardrobe, whom the 
king is sending to Southampton for certain of his affairs, half of the ship 
called < Co(ja Sancte Marie,' which half was forfeited and adjudged to the 
king with other goods of William de Saltu, late citizen of Bayonne, for 
certain causes, and which was arrested in the port of Southampton by the 
king's order, in order that John may make his advantage thereof as shall 
seem best to him. 

Vacated, because [the letters] were not sealed. 

To John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's wardrobe. Order to 
receive half of the said ship from John de Sandale, and to make the king's 
advantage thereof by sale or otherwise as shall seem best to him, provided 
that Fernandus du Verger, to whom the custody of the other half of the 
ship is said to pertain, shall not be hindered or delayed from making his 
advantage thereof. 

Vacated, because [the letters] were not sealed, 

Jan. 26. To the abbot and convent of Redyng'. Order to fulfil with all speed 
Chertsey. the order of E. bishop of London and of Master Bartholomew de 
Ferentino, canon of London, collectors of the tenth for three years in the 
realm of England imposed by pope Boniface VIII, to send all the money 
that they have collected to them at London within eight days of the 
receipt of their letters, laying aside all excuse and delay (dilectione, in 
error for dilatione), so that they may earn the king's commendation and 
so that the king's affairs, which need great speed, may not be retarded in 
their default. 

The like to the following : 

The abbot and convent of Shireburn. 

The abbot and convent of Oseneye. 

The abbot and convent of Glastonbury. 

The abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. 

The abbot of Burton-on-Trente. 

The priors (sic) of St. Nicholas, Exeter. 

The abbot and convent of Hyde, Winchester. 

The abbot and convent of Langel[eye], to send within six days. 

The prior and convent of St. Katherine's without Lincoln. 

The prior and convent of St. Edmunds, to send within four days. 

Jan. 20. To Nicholas Fermbaud, late guardian of the bishopric of Bath and 

Guildford. Wells. Whereas the king lately granted to Amadeus, count of Savoy, in 

part satisfaction of certain debts due to him, all issues of the bishopric 

aforesaid, as contained in the king's letters patent, the king orders 



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Nicholas to be present in person before those whom the count shall 
depute by his letters patent to receive the issues collected by Nicholas 
from the bishopric and to audit his account, at a certain day and place 
that they shall make known to him, to answer and satisfy them for the 
issues. 

Feb. 5. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king learns by 

Windsor. inquisition taken by Ralph de Sandwyco and John le Blund that James 
son of Nutus, merchant of Florence, bought from Giles de la Mote, 
merchant of Bruges, three barrels of oil in the city of London, and that 
he satisfied Giles in full for them long before Giles was convicted of a 
trespass committed by him in sending by Collardus, his yeoman, 851. 
sterling out of the realm, contrary to the ordinance made by the king and 
his council against taking or sending out of the realm sterlings or silver 
in mass, and that James withdrew the barrels from the house of Walter 
Coksy in the same city, where they had been in Giles's custody, by the 
purchase aforesaid, and that they were separated from Giles's goods before 
the latter were forfeited to the king by reason of the trespass aforesaid : 
the king orders them to deliver the three barrels of oil, which were arrested 
by them as forfeited by reason of the trespass aforesaid, to James, if they 
be detained solely for this reason. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Geoffrey de Say, son and heir of William de Say, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the king. By p.s. [3124.] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately ordered him to 
purvey and buy for his use by the view of William de Whetele, clerk, 1,000 
quarters of wheat, 500 quarters of oats, 500 quarters of beans and pease, to 
be sent to Berwick -on -Tweed for the maintenance of the king and of his 
subjects going to Scotland shortly, as contained in the king's letters patents 
to the sheriff ; and the king now understands that certain merchants of the 
sheriff's bailiwick have offered to find the king these quantities of corn 
on condition that good security be found them for payment therefor at 
Midsummer next as shall be agreed between the sheriff and them ; the king 
orders the sheriff, if the merchants will find the said quantities of corn at 
a reasonable price and will deliver them to the sheriff and will find him 
security to do so, to cause good and sufficient [security] to be found the 
merchants for payment at Midsummer both from the issues of his baili- 
wick and from the aid of 40s. granted to the king from every knight's fee 
in that county to marry his eldest daughter, which were assigned at 
another time to make such provisions, and to cause the corn when received 
to be sent to Berwick- on-Tweed. 

Jan. 20. To the constable of the castle of Skipton -in -Craven. Order to permit 

Guildford, the executors of the will of John de Sancto Johanne to have free 
administration of all his goods and chattels in that castle and its 
members, and to cause them to have the issues of the castle and members 
received by him from John's death until Martinmas last, together with 
the ferms and rents of the castle and its members for the said term, in 
order to make execution of John's will, as the king, of his special grace, 
looks to (ceperimiis nos ad) John's heirs for all debts due from him to 
the exchequer at his death, and has granted by his letters patent that 
John's executors shall have full administration of all his goods, and has 
also granted to the executors by other letters patent all issues of the 



Feb. 15. 
Langley. 



Jan. 20. 
Guildford. 



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castle and its members, which the king granted to John for life, from 
the time of John's death until Martinmas last, together with the ferms 
and rents for that term, for the execution of John's will [Calendar of 
Patent Rolls, 1301-1807, p. 69]. 

The like to the constable of Cokermuth castle. 

Feb. 12. To the receivers of the new custom in the county of Lincoln. Order 

Langley. to cause Ralph de Stok, clerk of the king's great wardrobe, to have from 
theynrst money arising from the custom, excepting the money from the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells and wines, 60/. for his wages of 20/. 
yearly in that office for the twenty-eight, twenty-ninth, and thirtieth 
year of the king's reign, so that he shall receive this sum within a year 
from the present time. It is provided that John de Drokenesford, keeper 
of the wardrobe, shall be charged with the said 601. and that they shall 
have his letters patent testifying the payment made to John. 

By the treasurer. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

•Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release Peter de London[ia], fisher, 

Langley. from prison at Canterbury — wherein he is imprisoned by virtue of the 
king's order to the sheriff to justice Peter by his body until he should 
satisfy holy church for his contempt and wrong, which order was issued 
at the denunciation of R. archbishop of Canterbury, who signified to the 
king by his letters patent that Peter was excommunicated for his con- 
tumacy and that he would not be justiced by ecclesiastical censure — upon 
his rinding security to be before the king at his will, as the abbot of St. 
Augustine's, Canterbury, asserts that Peter is subject to him and wholly 
exempt from the archbishop's jurisdiction by virtue of an exemption lately 
made to him by the pope, concerning which matter an ordinance was 
made before the king and his council in his parliament at Lincoln. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 

Langley. granted by his letters patent to Reymund Michel and Bartholomew de 
Ry vers and to certain other of his merchants of Gascony that they should 
have and receive from the treasurer and barons 3,370Z. 13s. l±d. f due to 
them from the king for wines taken from them by Adam de Rokesle, then 
the king's butler, James de Neubury and others deputed for this purpose 
by the king, in divers ports of the realm in the 26th and 28th years of 
his reign, for the expenses of his household, which sum was to be paid 
out of the issues of the lands that belonged to Edmund, late earl of 
Cornwall, which had come to the king by right of inheritance; and 
although the merchants received a certain part of the said sum from the 
issues, in accordance with the said grant and with an assignment made 
to them under the seal of the exchequer, a great part of the sum is still in 
arrear, as the king learns from their complaint : the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause to be assigned to the merchants anew some 
issues of the said lands or from other lands in suitable places, to be 
received by them until they shall be satisfied for the arrears of the said 
sum, so that they may not have cause to come to the king again in this 
behalf. 

Feb. 10. To the same. Whereas John de Stratelinges, deceased, acknowledged 

Langley. in chancery that he owed to Henry de Podio, merchant of Lucca, and to 

his fellows, merchants of the society of the Ricardi of Lucca, 200/., and 

the king afterwards took the debt into his hands with other debts due to 



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1303. 



Feb. 12. 
Langley. 



Feb. 6. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 10. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 12. 
Langley. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

the merchants for divers debts due from them to him, and the king, in 
consideration of John's good service to him, has remitted and pardoned 
the debt to the executors of his will: the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause the said debt to be allowed to the merchants 
in the debts due from them to the king, when account and allowance for 
the debts thus taken into the king's hands shall be made between the 
king and them. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Order to cause Elias de Albiniaco, son and heir of Ralph de 
Albiniaco, to be acquitted of the demand made upon him for scutage for 
the knights' fees that Ralph held of the king for his army of Wales in the 
tenth year of his reign, as it appears to the king that Ralph did his 
service in that army. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Essex and John de Bassingburn, appointed to levy 
and collect the aid of 40s. upon each knight's fee in the realm lately 
granted to the king in order to marry his daughter. Whereas the king 
granted to the executors of the will of Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, 
among the wardships and marriages granted to them in part payment of 
10,000 marks due from him to the earl, the wardship of the lands that 
belonged to Edmund de Kemesek, tenant in chief, which are in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of Edmund's heirs, to havk until the 
heirs shall come of age : and the sheriff and John distrain the executors 
to pay the aforesaid aid to the king from the lands that belonged to 
Edmund de Kemesek in Great Saunford, in that county, as if the heirs 
were not under age and in the king's wardship : the king orders them to 
supersede entirely the distraint for the aid for the lands in Saunford, and 
not to molest or aggrieve the executors in this behalf. 

To William Trente, taker of the king's wine of the right prise throughout 
England. Order to cause the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu to 
have a tun of wine of the king's right prise, as the late king granted to 
them a tun of wine yearly, to be received between Christmas and the 
Purification, for the celebration "of mass in their church of Beaulieu, and 
the king granted that they should have the tun yearly from his right prise 
by the hands of the takers of his wines at Southampton, as contained in 
his letters patent. 

The like in favour of the abbot and convent of St. Edward's, Letteleye, 
for one tun. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
lately assigned by letters patent under the exchequer seal to Gaillard 
Cheval and certain other merchants of Gascony, 1,9321. 0s. 3jtL due to 
them for wines taken from them in the 19th year of his reign by Adam de 
Bokesle, then his butler, and by others deputed by the king in divers 
parts of the realm for the expenses of his household, to be received by 
them from the money issuing from the fifteenth in co. "Wilts and in 
certain other counties ; and although they received part of that sum in 
accordance with the assignment, they have not yet been satisfied for part 
of it, as the king learns from their cothplaint : the king orders then* to cause 
issues to be assigned anew to the merchants in places where the treasurer 
and barons shall see fit without delay, to be received by the merchants 
until they shall have been satisfied for the arrears of the aforesaid sum, 
so that the merchants shall not have reason to come to the king again iij 
this matter. 



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1303. 

Feb. 10. 

Langley. 



Feb. 6. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 10. 
Langley. 



Feb. 10. 

Langley. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To tbe sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Richard son and heir 
of Richard de Hywysh, tenant in chief, the lands that belonged to his 
father, together with the issues received from them since they were 
taken into the king's hands by the sheriff, as it is testified before the king 
by John de Berewyk that the lands were taken into the king's hands by 
him and his fellows, justices last in eyre in that county, because Richard 
had entered them after his father's death before he had proved his age and 
without making the king any satisfaction for his marriage, and Richard 
has made agreement with the king for his marriage. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Devon. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Terricus de Alemann[ia], 
the king's yeoman, 10 marks for the present Easter term, as the king 
has granted to him for life, for his good service to the king, 20 marks 
yearly for his maintenance, to be received from the sheriffs of London 
for the time being from the ferm of the city at Easter and Michaelmas, 
as contained in the king's letters patent to Terricus [Calendar of Patent 
Bolls, 1301-1807, p. 112]. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Maud, late the wife of Ralph de Boxstede, tenant 
in chief as of the honour of Boulogne, which is in the king's hands, 
as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without 
his licence. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator beyond Trent. Notification 
that the king has assigned to Aucher son of Henry and Joan, his 
wife, the second daughter and heiress of Laderana, late the wife of 
John de Bella Aqua, from the knights' fees that John held of him in 
chief at his death by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of 
Laderana, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of John's 
death, as the purparty falling to them of the fees : a moiety of a fee 
in Merston, co. York, which moiety the heirs of William son of Thomas 
hold, and which is extended at 12/. yearly ; 1£ fees in AUerton, Clarton, 
Lynlandes, Dunseford, Little Useburn, Hoperton, Horsford, and Raudon, 
in the same county, which John Mauleverer holds, and which are 
extended at 14Z. yearly ; a thirteenth of a knights' fee in Tocwith, in the 
same county, which thirteenth John de Kyrkeby holds, and which is 
extended at 50s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee is Coupman thorp, in the same 
county, which quarter Richard Malebys holds, and which is extended at 
101. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Bilton, in the same county, which 
quarter William le Vavasur and Richard le Waleys hold, and which is 
extended at 4Z. 10s. Od. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Neuton Kyme, in the 
same county, which moiety Simon de Kyme holds, and which is extended 
at Hi. 10.S'. Od. yearly ; and order to cause Aucher and Joan to have seisin 
of the said purparty. 

Afterwards partition of the fees was made in another manner on the 
prosecution of Miles de Stapelton for the king, as appears on the back of the 
Close Roll for the thirty -second year. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause Margaret, late the wife of 
Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, to have seisin of a messuage, 191J acres 
of land, 3 acres of meadow, 50 acres of heath, an acre of turbary, 
4d. 9s. 2d. yearly of rent, and of a rent of 24 hens, 2 capons and a goose 
in Baketon, Paston, Wytton, Shacbef, and Monesle, as the king learns by 
an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the lands, etc., which William 
Pecche, who was outlawed for felony, held, have been in the king's hands. 



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1303 Membrane 16 — cont. 

for a year and a day, and that William held them of Margaret, and that 
John Fastolf of Yarmouth, Thomas Rotefish of Baketon, and Reginald 
Stiende of Wytton have had the king's year and day thereof, for which 
they ought to answer to the king. 

To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately — at the complaint 
of Henry de Lincoln[ia], burgess of Great Yarmouth, that he put certain 
of his goods and wares to the value of 260/. by Roger de Leycestr[iaJ 
and Hugh de Strumesawe, his yeomen, in a ship that he hired frqm Hugh 
Balle Heynessone of Zeeland (Seland'), master of the ship, and that 
Hugh and the other mariners maliciously slew Roger and Hugh and 
carried off the goods and wares aforesaid to Cach , in Zeeland and detain 
them — requested John, late count of Holland and Zeeland, by his letters 
to hear Henry's complaint and to cause justice to be done to him; and 
because the count has failed to exhibit justice to Henry, although he has 
been often asked to do so, as the burgesses of Yarmouth have signified to 
the king by letters testimonial under their seal, the king ordered the 
bailiffs of Yarmouth to cause goods and wares of the merchants of 
Holland and Zeeland found within their bailiwick to be arrested, and to 
cause them to be appraised by the oath of merchants and others of their 
bailiwick, and to cause them to be delivered thus appraised to Henry up 
to the value of 260/. ; and the bailiffs returned to the king that they 
had delivered to Henry goods and wares of the said merchants thus 
arrested to the value of 77/. 6s. 8d. by virtue of the order aforesaid, 
in part payment of the said 260/., and that there were no other 
goods of the merchants of Holland and Zeeland in their bailiwick 
whence they could satisfy Henry for the remainder of the said sum, 
in whole or in part; whereupon the king ordered the bailiffs of Lynn 
to cause all the goods and wares of the merchants of the said parts, 
which he had previously caused to be arrested by them for this 
reason, to be appraised by the oath of merchants and others, and to cause 
them to be delivered thus appraised to Henry to the amount of 
182/. 13s. id,, which were lacking of the aforesaid sum; and they 
returned in like manner that they had delivered to Henry goods and 
wares of the said merchants to the value of 28/. 6s. 8d., in part payment 
of the said 182/. 18s. id., and that no other goods of the said merchants 
had been found whence they could satisfy Henry for the remaining 
154/. 6s. 8d. : the king orders the bailiffs of Boston to cause goods and 
wares of the merchants of Holland and Zeeland that the king caused to 
be arrested by them for this reason, which have been appraised at 
88/. 6s. 8d. by the oath of merchants and others of their bailiwick by the 
king's order, as they have signified to them, to be delivered to Henry, in 
part satisfaction of the said 154/. 18s. id. (sic), and to cause other goods 
of the said merchants coming into their bailiwick to be arrested to the 
amount of the balance. 

Feb. 18. To Walter de Glouc[estria], esoheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Langley. intermeddle further with three messuages, 80 acres of land and two acres 
of meadow in Suthho and Bouton, co. Huntingdon, which he has taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the lands that Hamo le Parker held of 
the king, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
William le Parker, now deceased, enfeoffed Hamo, tenant in chief, of the 
premises, to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion in default of 
such heirs to William, and that Hamo continued his seisin thereof until 
his death, and that he died without an heir of his body, and that the 
tenements are k$l(i of divers chief lords by divers services, to wit t^e 



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Membrane 16 — cont. 

messuages, 10 acres of land and two acres of meadow of Ealph de Monte 
He[r]mer[ii], earl of Gloucester and Hertford, by the service of Id., and 
7 acres and a rood of land are held of Eobert le Moyne by the service of 
SiL, and an acre of land is held of William de Paxton by the service of 
1*/., and 5 acres and a rood of meadow are held of John le Clerk by the 
service of $d , and lj acres are held of Richard de la Mar' by the service 
of a halfpenny, and 5 acres and a rood of land are held of John de Stok 
by the service of 6}d. yearly. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

Feb. 16. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Watford. dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the wife of Solomon de Chaunz, 
tenant in chief, in the presence of Ralph del Escher', who married Joan, 
Solomon's eldest daughter and co- heiress, and of Margery, the second 
daughter and co-heiress, if they wish to be present, as she has taken oath 
before the king that she will not marry without his licence. 

Feb. 17. To John de Londonpa], constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause 
St. Alban's. the houses, tower, walls and bridges of the castle, with the stable and 
wall of the king's garden without the castle, the houses and ponds of the 
park of Windsor, with the paling about the park and the houses, and walls 
of the manor of Kenyton, with the paling and wall about the king's park 
there, to be repaired where necessary. 

Feb. 10. To the same. Order to pay to two chaplains celebrating divine service 

Langley. in the king's chapel of that castle 50s. a year each ; to Roger de 
Wyndesor', janitor of both gates of the castle, id. a day ; to Thomas* 
Burnel, one of the viewers of the king's works in the constable's baili- 
wick, 2d. a day ; to Roger de Wyndesor', the other viewer of the works, 
2d. a day; to Master John de London[ia], clerk of the king's works, 
2d. a day; to the four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each ; to Adam 
the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2\d. a day ; to 
John de Bathon[ia], janitor of the king's park of Windsor and keeper of 
his houses there, Id. a day ; to Robert de Say, chief forester of Windsor 
forest, \2d. a day ; to John le Messager, the parker of Kenyton park, 
lid. a day: being their wages and stipends, from Michaelmas, in the 
thirtieth year of the reign, until Michaelmas following. 

" To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Osbert 
Hamely of Cornwall was amerced at 100 marks for certain trespasses 
whereof he was convicted before the justices last in eyre in that county, 
and the king understands that Osbert is now so poor and weak that he is 
now unable to satisfy the king for this sum without depression of his 
estate, and that it will be necessary for him and his wife and children to 
beg unless the king show them favour : the king, compassionating their 
estate, orders the treasurer and barons to make inquiry in the best way 
possible concerning Osbert' s estate and means, and if they find that Osbert 
is so weak that he cannot satisfy the king for the said sum without 
impoverishing his estate, they shall cause the said debt to be attermined 
before them in the exchequer, so that Osbert shall pay 100s. or 10 marks 
yearly according to their discretion and in accordance with his means 
until the 100 marks shall be paid, or at least for so long as the king shall 
cause this grace to be continued for him. 



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1303. 

Feb. 20. 

Hertford. 



Feb. 20. 

Hertford. 



Feb. 25. 

Waltham 

Holy Cross. 



Membrane 15 — coat. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland and to the coroners of that county. 
Whereas the king, at the instance of Margaret, Queen of England, and of 
Elizabeth, countess of Holland, his daughter, has pardoned William 
Frend of Burnton the suit of his peace for the death of William de 
Chathowe, wherewith he is charged, and also for receiving Robert le 
Bakester', Henry Peper, and William Borghbred of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
who are charged with the death aforesaid, as contained in his letters 
patent to William [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, pp. 37, 88] : 
the king, at the instance of his daughter, wishing to show William 
further favour, has granted to him his goods and chattels to the value of 
1QL 2s. Qd., which were taken into the king's hands by the sheriff and 
coroners for this reason, and he orders them to deliver the goods and 
chattels to him. By p.s. 

To the keeper of the manor and park of Guldeford. Order to cause 
oaks and leafless trunks to be felled in that park where it may be done 
with the least damage, by the view and testimony of four men of the 
town of Guldeford, and to cause as many as necessary of the trunks to 
be sold, and to cause the king's bridge in the park and the paling about 
the park and the king's garden there to be repaired out of the issues of 
his bailiwick and from the issues of the said trunks, by the view and 
testimony of the said men. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
granted to John de Sancto Johanne, deceased, that he might pay all the 
debts due from him to the exchequer by 50 marks yearly during the 
king's pleasure, on condition that his heirs should remain charged with 
the debts that should be found to be due to the king after John's death, 
and that his heirs should pay 50 marks yearly for the debts in form 
aforesaid : the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause John [son] 
and heir of the said John to have the said terms, and to cause this to be 
so done and enrolled. 

Stephen de Gretenok, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Thomas 
Blok, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick to 
bail him. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. As the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by Robert de Glamorgan and John de la Lee that 
Pelegrin de Castello, merchant of Bayonne, wished to take to Devon and 
Cornwall for the purchase of lead and tin and other merchandise the 24Z. 
arrested by the mayor and bailiffs in a ship in the port of Southampton, 
under the belief that he wished to carry the money to parts beyond sea 
contrary to the king's inhibition of the export of money or silver in mass, 
and that he did not wish to take the money to parts beyond sea, as the 
mayor and bailiffs charged him with intending to do : the king orders 
them to deliver the money to Pelegrin without delay. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. It is shown to the king 
on behalf of Joan, late the wife of Theobald le Butiller, tenant in chief, 
that whereas Thomas de Normanvill, late escheator beyond Trent, demised 
to her the wardship of two parts of all the lands that belonged to Theobald 
in cos. York and Lancaster, to have during the escheator's pleasure 
for 48J. yearly to be rendered to the exchequer, and the king afterwards 
granted to William le Butiller of Wemme the said wardship, to have 
until Theobald's heirs come of age, the treasurer and barons exact the. 



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March 4. 

Westminster. 



igng Membrane 15 — cont* 

said 48Z. yearly from , her from the time of the demise to her by the 
escheator as if the wardship were still in her hands : as it appears to the 
king by inspection of the rolls of his "chancery that he granted the 
wardship to William from the twentieth of February, in the fourteenth 
year of his reign, during the minority of Theobald's heirs, he orders the 
treasurer and barons to supersede the demand upon Joan for the said 48Z. 
yearly from the twentieth of February aforesaid, and to cause her to be 
discharged and acquitted thereof. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause Margaret de Kos to 
have seisin of a moiety of a messuage in Kyrkeby in Kendale, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the moiety, which Roger 
de Standplogh, who was hanged for felony, held, has been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that Roger held it of Margaret, and that 
it is still in the king's hands, and that William de Kyrkeby in Kendale 
had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the 
king. 

March 6. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Huntingfeld, which was taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the death of Roger de Huntingfeld, or with 
the issues thereof since it was thus taken into the king's hands, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Rogerand Joyce, 
his wife, jointly held the manor at the time of his death to them and 
Roger's heirs of the gift and feoffment of Simon de Ellesworth by a fine 
levied in the king's court concerning it, and that Joyce continued her 
seisin of the manor with her husband until the day of his death, and that 
the manor is held of the honour of Eye, which is now in the hands of the 
countess of Cornwall, by the service of 1 J knights' fees. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause Gilbert, son and 
heir of Thomas de Clare, to have seisin of the lands in Ireland whereof 
his father at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, as Gilbert has 
proved his age before the justiciary and Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor 
of Ireland, as appears to the king by the proof returned into his chancery 
of England, and the king has taken Gilbert's homage. 

Robert Packe, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William de 
Messingham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln 
to bail him. 

To the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Adam de Barton has suggested 
to the king that John, duke of Brabant, by his letters patent, which 
Adam showed before the king in chancery, is bound to him and Robert de 
Lyndeseye, Henry de Wysted, and Walter de Beverlaco in divers sums of 
money, and that the duke unjustly detains these sums from them 
although he ought to have paid them long ago and had been many times 
requested to do so : the king, wishing to aid them in recovering their 
debts aforesaid, orders the bailiffs to cause to be arrested all goods 
and wares of all merchants of the land or power of the duke found in that 
town, and to cause them to be kept safely until Adam, Robert, Henry and 
Walter have been satisfied for the said sums of money or until otherwise 
ordered. 

March 8. To Richard Oysel, constable of the castle of Skypton-in- Craven. Order 
Westminster, tp cause Adam de Osgodby, king's clerk, to have in the woods of Crokrys 
and Elszon twelve oaks fit for timber, of the king*s gift. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

10230 B 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



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1303. 
March 1. 

St. Catharine's 
by the Tower. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To John de Sandale, keeper of the king's exchange at London. 
Whereas the king lately ordered John to cause to be sold as should seem 
best to him for the. king's profit the moiety of a ship called ' Coga Sqncte 
Marie ' of Bayonne, with half of its entire tackle and gear, which moiety 
had been lately arrested by the sheriff of Southampton at Southampton 
by pretext of an order of the king to him to take into the king's hands 
the goods and chattels of William de Saltu for certain causes, which 
moiety the sheriff delivered to John by the king's order, and to pay the 
money thence arising to John de Beryes, Arnald de Sancto Martino, Rey- 
mund de Artigalung, William de Sancto Paulo, John de Seignaus, Peter 
de Francia, yeoman of John de Seintrik, and Vincent de Lagenes, citizens 
and merchants of Bayonne, in part payment of the 500/. granted to them 
by the king in aid of their costs and expenses in a certain prosecution 
made by them in the king's name against the said William de Saltu, and to 
certify the king of his proceedings ; and he has signified to the king that he 
has not found anyone who would give as much for the moiety as Sabaldus 
de Saut, citizen of Bayonne, who has offered to give 30 marks in money 
and 70 marks in letters assigned from the custom on wool at Bayonne ; 
and the said William de Sancto Paulo and Arnald de Sancto Martino 
have in person given the king to understand in chancery that Peter de 
Sancto Paulo, merchant of Bayonne, is prepared to pay them 100 marks 
for the moiety aforesaid with the moiety of the tackle and gear, and they 
have besought the king to deliver the moiety to Peter as of the value of 
100 marks, in part satisfaction for the said 500Z. : the king, wishing to 
satisfy John, Arnald, Reymond, William, John, Peter and Vincent for the 
said 500Z. from the goods of William de Saltu as speedily as possible, 
orders John to deliver to Peter de Sancto Paulo the said moiety with a 
moiety of the tackle and gear, in the name of John, Arnald, Reymond, 
William, John, Peter, and Vincent. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to release John de Kayvill from prison 
at York, wherein he is detained for a re-disseisin committed by him upon 
Peter de Eyvill of a blocked-up way in Kayvill, as the king has pardoned 
him, at the request of W. bishop of Worcester, what pertains to him by 
reason of the re-disseisin. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the escheator 
was wont to go to the priory of Priterwell upon each voidance of the 
priory in times past, and to take there a simple seisin in name of the 
king's royal lordship, and to depute a janitor at the gate of the priory for 
the indemnity of the convent of that place, and that the escheator and 
janitor left immediately when he who was elected or appointed prior 
brought with him the king's letters of admission, without receiving or 
levying any issue thereof for the king's use, and it is found by inspection 
of the rolls of the exchequer that nothing was answered for at the 
exchequer to the king or his progenitors, kings of England, for any issues 
of the priory during any voidance, and the prior of St. Pancras, Lewes, 
has appointed Brother John de Monte Martini as prior of Priterwell, as 
appears to the king by the letters patent of the prior of Lewes, and the 
king has taken John's fealty and restored to him the temporalities of the 
priory : the king therefore orders the escheator to restore to John all the 
temporalities, with everything received from them, so that John make 
answer to the king at the exchequer in the same way as his predecessor, 
prior of that place, was wont to answer to the king, in accordance with the 
form of an ordinance made at the exchequer concerning alien men of 
religion by reason of the war between the king of Prance and the king. 



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1303. 

March 9. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



March 11. 

Westminster 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted respite to Hugh de Veer, who married Dionisia, daughter 
and heiress of William de Monte Caniso, tenant in chief, for 58Z., to wit 
for the 29Z. exacted from Hugh by summons of the exchequer for scutage 
for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of the reign, and for 29Z. 
exacted from him for the relief of the said William, until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next, and order to cause him to have such respite. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To William Trente, taker of the wines of the king's right prise 
throughout England. Order to cause the monks of St. Peter's, Westmin- 
ster, to have a tun of wine, in accordance with the late king's grant to 
them by his charter of a tun of wine of his right prise at London on the 
morrow of St. Botulph, by .the hands of his chamberlain at London, for 
the celebration of divine service in their church. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
24 December last, committed to Walter de Bello Campo, deceased, steward 
of his household, the manor of Lesnes, to be held from Christmas last for 
one year, for 100 marks to be rendered to the exchequer, and he afterwards, 
on 20 February following, granted the manor to Queen Margaret, his 
consort, to hold during his pleasure, by reason whereof Walter or his 
executors were unable to receive the issues of the manor: the king orders 
them to discharge and acquit the executors of Walter's will of the said 
100 marks. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 



Membrane 1 5 — Schedule. 

March 11. To the same. Whereas the king, on 10 April, in the 29th year of his 
Westminster, reign, granted to Queen Margaret, among other lands granted to her for 
his life at his pleasure, in acquittance of certain expenses of her and of 
Thomas, the king's son, and of their household, the ferm that Simon de 
Cumbe, now deceased, rendered to the exchequer for the manor of 
Fitilton, co. Wilts, as contained in the king's letters patent to her : the 
king orders the treasurer and barons to discharge Richard de Casterton 
and Alice, his wife, now tenants of the manor, of the ferm aforesaid from 
the said 10 April for so long as Margaret shall hold it. 

Like order to the sheriff of Wilts to stay the demand upon Richard and 
Alice for the ferm aforesaid. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Whereas the king has pardoned by his 
Westminster, letters patent Certana de Lansceesek the suit of his peace for the death of 
Richard Anallon, wherewith she was indicted before John de Berewyk and 
his fellows, justices last in eyre in that county, and also the outlawry 
promulgated against her for this reason : the king, wishing to show her 
further favour, orders the sheriff to cause her goods and chattels to be 
restored to her, if they were taken into the king's hands solely for this 
reason. 

March 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas William de 
Westminster. Ormesby holds the manor of Thorneton near Pykering of the gift and 
feoffment of Roger Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England, and 
they cause William to be distrained in that manor for the debts due from 
the earl to the exchequer, omitting the lands of the earl himself : the 
king orders them to desist from distraining William in .the said manor, 
and to cause the earl to be distrained in his own lands, since he has 
sufficient. By K. 



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1303. 

March 11. 

Westminster. 



Mftrch 14. 

Cheshunt. 



March 16. 

Ware. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the same. Order to account with the executors of the will of 
Walter de Bello Campo, late keeper of the castle of Gloucester* for the 
expenses incurred by him by the king's order and the view and testimony 
of the viewers of the king's works there about the repair of the houses 
and walls of the castle, and also in repairing the king's weirs there, and 
to cause the executors to have allowance therefor. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas the king lately caused the body of 
Alexander de Balliolo, knight, to be arrested for certain reasons, and 
caused his lands, goods and chattels in England and in Scotland to be 
taken into his hands, and Alexander afterwards granted and promised to 
the king by his letters patent that he would serve the king well and safely 
in time of peace and war with all his power, and hereupon he took 
bodily oath, and in addition for greater security delivered his son 
Thomas to the king as hostage, to hold and keep him where the king 
should please at Alexander's cost until the king should cause his will to 
be fully ordained concerning Alexander and his estate, with provision 
that if Alexander should contravene the form of the said letters, the king 
or his heirs might do what they might wish with Alexander and his lands 
and all his other goods ; and the king has now for this reason delivered 
Alexander's body from arrest and has restored to him his lands, goods 
and chattels, to hold during the king's pleasure, and Alexander has 
acknowledged by his said letters that he has received his lands, goods and 
chattels from the king in form aforesaid : the king orders the sheriff 
to deliver to Alexander his lands, goods and chattels, together with 
the issues received thence in the meantime. 

The like to the sheriff of Hertford and the sheriff of Rokesburgh. 

The like to Nicholas Rouland, keeper of the manor of Benyngton, 
to deliver to Alexander the manor and the goods and chattels in the same, 
which were taken into the king's hands by the sheriff of Hertford. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Richard de Redleye, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard 
at his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to proceed to the arrest of William 
du Val until further orders, upon his finding security to be before the 
king to answer to him, although the king lately, at the denunciation of 
R. archbishop of Canterbury, signifying to the king by his letters patent 
that William is excommunicated and will not permit himself to be justiced 
by ecclesiastical censure, ordered the sheriff to justice him according to 
the custom of England until Holy Church should be satisfied for the 
contempt and wrong, as the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, asserts 
that William is subjected to him by virtue of an exemption lately granted 
to him by the pope and is wholly exempt from the jurisdiction of the 
archbishop, concerning which matter an ordinance was made before the 
king and his council in the parliament at Lincoln. By C, 

To Walter de Gloucjestria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Alice, late the wife of Henry Dayrel, the manor of Hanewprth, co. 
Middlesex, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Henry and Alice were jointly enfeoffed of the manor by Christina, 
daughter of Alexander de Hamden, to have to them and the heirs begotten 
upon Alice by him, by a fine levied between them before John de Berewyk 



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21 



March 16. 

Ware. 



March 11. 
Westminster. 



1303. Membrane 14 — cont. 

and his fellows, justices in eyre in that county, in the twenty-second year 
of the king's reign, and that Henry and Alice thus held the manor jointly 
on the day of Henry's death, and that two parts of the manor are held of 
the king in chief as of the honour of Walingford, which is in the king's 
hands, by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee and by doing suit at 
the king's court of Walingford from month to month, and the king has 
taken Alice's fealty for the said two parts. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands that 
belonged to Fulk de Lucy, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Fulk held nothing of the king in chief at his death by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Durham. Whereas the king, on 17 July, in the 
thirtieth year of his reign, committed by his letters patent to Henry 
de Gildeford, his clerk, his seal for the guardianship of the liberty of the 
bishop of Durham, which liberty was taken into the king's hand by 
consideration of the king's court before the king, to be kept during the 
king's pleasure [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1807, jo. 44], and the 
king afterwards granted to Henry by other letters patent 40 marks 
yearly for his maintenance, to be received from the issues of the liberty 
aforesaid for so long as he shall hold the liberty, to be received from the 
issues of the liberty ; and the king, on 12 November last, ordered the 
sheriff to pay Henry at this rate yearly for such time as he had had 
the guardianship : the king now again orders the sheriff to pay Henry at 
such rate from the issues of the liberty. 

Robert Peny, imprisoned at Maydenestane, has letters to the the sheriff 
of Kent to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause Reginald de Hauberdeyn to 
have seisin of two acres of land in Ashford and Huntiton, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the two acres, which 
William de Mordeford, who was outlawed for felony, held, have been in 
the king's hands for a year and a day, and that William held the land of 
Reginald, and that Eva, daughter of Richard de Brushte, had the king's 
year and day and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

To Walter de Aylesbury, constable of Walingford castle. Order to pay 
to Edward de Balliolo, who is staying in that castle by the king's order, 
6s. Sd. a day for the maintenance of himself and his household there, 
from Easter next for so long as he shall stay there by the king's order, or 
until otherwise ordered. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford* 

To Hugh le Despenser, justiciary of the Forest this side Trent. Order 

to permit the aforesaid Alexander (sic for Edward) to take one or two 

deer when he shall come to the king's forest of Wodestok to have his 

sport (deductu) there. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the keeper of the king's manor and park of Wodestok. Order to 

permit the said Edward to have the use (aisiamenta) of the king's houses 

there when he shall come to that park to have his sport, and to permit 

him to take one deer in the park. 

By K. on the information of the said John. 
March 18. Thomas Tone of Gedeneye, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of 
Roysfcon. Robert le Chapeleyn of Gedeneye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 



March 18. 
Buntingford, 

March 18. 

Boyston 

( Crucem 
Roesiam). 



March 16. 

Ware. 



22 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 



March 16. 
Ware. 



March 21. 

Croydon 
{Graweden). 

March 19. 
Royston. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause Richard de Burgo, earl of 
Ulster, to have respite until Whitsuntide next for his homage and for 
his relief for his purparty of the lands that belonged to Richard son of 
John, deceased, tenant in chief, and for other debts exacted from him for 
the king's use of the debts due to the exchequer from Richard at his 
death, as the king has granted this respite to the earl. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the city of London. Whereas 
— upon its being found by an inquisition taken by the sheriff of Norfolk 
that Burgesius Danburgeis de Ortesio was the bailiff of Master Arnald Lupi 
de Tilio in Suthcreyk and Marsham, having care and administration of all 
his things and goods, and was also the receiver of his moneys elsewhere, 
and that Burgesius secretly leaving England carried with him Arnald' s 
goods and chattels to the value of 666L to parts beyond sea— the king 
ordered the sheriffs of London, because Arnald gave him to understand 
that Burgesius had secretly divers goods and merchandise in the hands of 
certain merchants of London, from which Arnald might be partly satisfied 
for his goods thus carried away, to cause the said goods to be arrested in 
the hands of whomsoever they might be found in the city, in so far as 
Arnald can prove before them that the goods are Burgesius' s or as they can 
ascertain by an inquisition to be taken by them if need be, and to 
cause them to be kept safely, and to certify the king of their pro- 
ceedings ; and the sheriffs have returned to the king that 4G£. are 
owing to Burgesius in the new custom aforesaid: the king orders the 
collectors to pay this sum to Arnald, if they ascertain that it is owing to 
Burgesius, upon his finding security to restore that sum to Burgesius if 
he shall come before the king or the collectors at any time and prove that 
he is not indebted to Arnald in any sum. They are ordered to retain in 
their hands until otherwise ordered, or until other order shall be taken 
between Arnald and Burgesius, all other debts that are due to Burgesius 
in the custom aforesaid by any of his debtors and that are assigned to him 
by his debtors to be received in that custom, certifying the king as speedily 
as possible of their proceedings. 

Henry Peytevyn, imprisoned at Suthmalling for the death of John 
Wysman, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Sussex to 
bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately — at the suit of John 
de Blyton and Walter Beynes, merchants, suggesting that John, duke of 
Brabant, was indebted to them by his letters patent in 47 J. 13s. id., and 
that he detains this sum from them, which he ought to have paid long 
ago, and which he has been requested to pay to them by the king by 
his letters — ordered the sheriff to cause the goods and wares of all 
merchants of the land or power of the duke found in his bailiwick to be 
arrested to the value of the aforesaid debt, and to cause them to be kept 
safely until otherwise ordered, and to certify the king of his proceedings ; 
and the sheriff has returned that he has caused goods and wares of mer- 
chants of the duke's land and power to be arrested in the city of Lincoln 
by the bailiffs of that city to the value of the debt : the king, wishing to 
aid John and Walter with a speedy remedy for the recovery of the debt, 
orders the sheriff to cause the goods thus arrested to be delivered to them, 
upon their finding security to answer to the king for the goods or their 
value when the king or anyone else shall wish to speak against them, cer- 
tifying the king of his proceedings in this matter by letters under his seal. 



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1303. 

March 16. 
Ware. 



March 18. 

Buntingford. 



March 20. 
Croydon. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to deliver to Richard de Exon [ia] the rolls, writs and memoranda 
touching the king's bench of Dublin for the twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, 
and thirtieth years of the king's reign, which are in the treasury in their 
custody, by indenture, as has been usual in the like case, as the king, on 
1 November, in the thirtieth year of his reign, appointed Richard his chief 
justice in the said bench during his pleasure, as contained in his letters 
patent [Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1301-1307, pp. 68, 70]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas the 
king lately ordered them to take into his hands the temporalities of the 
bishopric of Emly (Imelacensis) for certain debts due to him from the 
bishop, and they delivered the guardianship of the bishopric to Master 
Bartholomew de Sutton, on condition that he should answer to the king 
and to the bishop at the exchequer of England for the issues of the 
bishopric ; and the king afterwards, understanding that Bartholomew did 
not behave himself well in the guardianship, caused him to be amoved 
thence, with the bishop's assent, and caused Master Richard Berard and 
Roger de Clifford, clerks, to be appointed in his place, and ordered the 
treasurer and barons to deliver to them the guardianship of the bishopric 
with the goods in the manors thereof, on condition that Richard and 
Robert should answer to the king and the bishop at the exchequer of 
England, with provision that Bartholomew should find surety before the 
treasurer and barons to answer to the king at the exchequer of England 
for the issues of the bishopric received by him when he had the guardian- 
ship: the king orders them to warn Bartholomew to be before the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer of England in the octaves of 
Michaelmas next, under the security aforesaid, to answer to the king and 
the bishop in the premises. 

By K. on the information of Brother W. de Wyntreburn. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Walshale or with the issues 
thereof, as the king, on 4 June, in the 18th year of his reign, granted, 
at the instance of Bogo de Clare, by his letters patent to John Paynel 
and Margery la Russe, his wife, that they might enfeoff Philip Burnel of 
the manor with its members, which is of Margery's inheritance and which 
is held of the king in chief, so that Philip might afterwards enfeoff 
Margery and Thomas, her son, thereof, to hold to them for Margery's 
life and afterwards to Thomas and his heirs immediately of the king, and 
the king granted that the feoffment thus made between them should 
hold, on condition that the lands should always be held immediately of 
the king and his heirs in chief in form aforesaid by the services therefor 
due and accustomed, as appears to him by inspection of his rolls of his 
chancery ; and the escheator, believing that Robert (sic) had been enfeoffed 
thereof without the king's licence, has taken the manor into the king's 
hands, as he has signified to the king. 



Membrane 13. 

March 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

Weston. by his letters patent under the exchequer seal committed to Richard le 

Engleys the manor of Bromleye, co. Dorset, which Herbert de Caune, 

deceased, held of Baldwin de Caune by knight service at his death, which 

manor was taken into the king's hands because Baldwin is an alien and 



24 



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1303. 



April 3. 

Ratoliff 

(Radeclyve). 



March 23. 
Weston. 



April 4. 
L en ton. 



March 7. 
Lenton. 



April 12. 
Thurgarton. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

of the power and lordship of the king of France, to be kept during the 
king's pleasure, and which is extended at 101. 16s. 3§d. yearly, rendering 
therefore yearly to the exchequer 116s. ll-|d, and that he should find out 
of the balance Herbert, son and heir of Herbert, and Joan and Margery, 
his sisters, their due and necessary maintenance during the wardship, as 
is shown to the king on behalf of Richard ; and the king, on 4 December, 
in the twenty-seventh year of his reign, granted, at the instance of Guy, 
count of Flanders, by his letters patent to Baldwin the wardship of the 
manor during pleasure, on condition that he should maintain Herbert's 
children suitably [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1292-1301, p. 889], m appears 
to the king by inspection of the rolls of his chancery, and the king ordered 
Richard to deliver the manor to Baldwin : the king orders the treasurer 
and barons to discharge Richard of the 116s. ll\d. yearly from the said 
4 December. It is provided that Richard shall be charged with that sum 
yearly from the time of the commission until that day. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
John de Pavely, son and heir of John de Pavely, to have seisin of the lands 
that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as he has proved his 
age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Margery, late the wife of Simon 
Spygurnel, 42 acres of land in Shirington, and the issues received thence 
since he took the land into the king's hands, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Simon and Margery held the land 
jointly on the day of Simon's death of the gift of Master Henry de Insula, 
who held it of the king in chief by knight service, to hold to them and 
their heirs and assigns of the king by the service aforesaid, and that the 
escheator took the land, which is extended at 14s. a year, into the king's 
hands because Simon and Margery entered it without the king's licence, 
and the king has pardoned Margery this trespass for a fide of 14s. and 
has taken her fealty for the land. It is provided that Margery shall 
come to the king when he returns from Scotland to do her homage. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas William son 
of Catherine de Hikeling and William le Noue are imprisoned in Norwich 
castle for a re-disseisin made by them upon William de Valoynes of a 
tenement in Hikeling, co. Norfolk, and they cannot be delivered from that 
prison without the king's special order : the king orders them to send 
some one in whom they have confidence to the sheriff of that county, in 
order that he and the sheriff may cause William and William to be released 
from prison upon receiving from them a sufficient fine for the king's use. 

To William Haward, John le Breton and Robert Hereward. Order to 
supersede holding a plea before them between Robert de Bytering and 
John Luvel of Tychemersh and Joan, his wife, for a trespass committed 
by Robert upon them, until John Luvel shall return from Scotland or 
until otherwise ordered, as he is staying in the king's service in Scotland 
by his order and Joan, his wife, is with him, so that they are unable to 
be present in person. By K. 

To Walter de Gloucestria, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of Peter Mauveisin, to have seisin of the lands that 
his father held of the king in chief and of the serjeanty of Muneton, 
which is in the forests of Bishmore and Havekestone, as he has proved 
his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage for the 
serjeanty and rendered it to him with all the lands that his father held. 



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25 



1303. 



April 10. 
Lenton. 



April 10. 
Lenton. 



April 8. 
Lenton. 



April 10. 
Lenton. 



April 16. 
Laneham. 



April 18. 
Faxfleet. 



April 10. 
Lenton. 



April 8. 
Lenton. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause John to have seisin of the serjeanty aforesaid. 

William Roys of Grantham, imprisoned at Peterborough, co. 
Northampton, for the death of William de Nortstoke in co. Lincoln, has 
letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Robert son of Henry 
de Derleye, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
Michaelmas next the suit before them in the exchequer between the king, 
demandant, and Henry de Urtiaco, deforciant, concerning the Hundreds 
of Abbedik and Bolston, co. Somerset, provided that Henry set out with 
the king for Scotland, unless the king shall cause other order to be made 
in the meantime. By K. 

To Thomas Alard, bailiff of Wynchelese. Order to pay to Thomas Roger 
of Wynchelese SOL 10s. 3d. for twelve tuns of wine, to Vincent Herberd 
30Z. lSs. Id. for twelve tuns of wine, to Stephen Clement 104s. lid. for 
two tuns of wine, to William Heved 131. 4s. 5d. for five tuns of wine, to 
Bartholomew Campyon 11. 8s. 4d. for three tuns of wine, to Richard 
Germeyn 2bl. 14s. 2d. for ten tuns of wine, to John Sperneprud 6L 18s. lid. 
for three tuns of wine, to John de Hispania 91. 2s. 2d. for four tuns of 
wine, to Nicholas Pattok 15Z. 8s. 3d. for six tuns of wine bought from 
them by William Trente, the king's butler, in the thirtieth year of his 
reign, for the king's use. By bill of the wardrobe. 

To the bailiffs of the Hundred without the Northgate of Oxford. Order 

to pay to Robert de Crevequer 101. for Easter term last of the 201. yearly 

granted to him by the king for life from that ferm for the release and 

. quit-claim that he made to the king and Queen Eleanor, his late consort, 

of the manor of Ditton. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William le Butiller, who is incapacitated by paralysis. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of Thomas Dakenham, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Simon Fox of Ekelissale, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of 
Simon Cade, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Nottingham to bail him until the first assize. 

To J. de Segrave, supplying the king's place in Scotland. Order to 
cause to be delivered to Walter son of Walter de Bello Campo, tenant in 
chief, the king's late steward, all the lands in Scotland whereof Walter 
was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, with everything received 
thence since they were taken into the king's hands, saving to the wife of 
the deceased her dower and saving to the deceased the chattels found in 
the said lands. 

The like to John Buteturte, supplying the king's place in Galloway. 

To Reginald le Barber and Alan de Suffolk, collectors of the king's new 
custom of wines in the city of London. Order to permit the burgesses 
and merchants of Brigerake and Leyburn to be acquitted of 4s. on each 
tun of wine ol Brigerac (de Bregeriaco), the Limousin (Lemovicenc*) and 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1303. 



April 16. 
Laneham. 



April 16. 
Laneham 



April 16. 
Laneham. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

St. Emilion loaded at Pierrefite (apud Petram Fixam) or Leyburn and 
brought by them hereafter to that city, during the king's pleasure, 
provided that they pay the due and ancient customs and pay to the king 
the new custom, as the king has pardoned them the 4s. a tun that he 
lately ordered to be taken during his pleasure within the realm from all 
such wine thus loaded and brought into the realm by any persons 
whatsoever. By K. 

The like to the collectors of the new custom at Hul, Sandwich, 
Southampton, and Bristol. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Whereas the king, on 6 October, in the thirtieth year 
of his reign, committed by letters patent under the exchequer seal 
to the abbot and convent of Westminster, for the 1000 marks that 
they paid to the pope for the king and for which the king is bound 
to them by his letters patent, the manors of Stiveton, Lyndewode, 
Carlesthorpe, and Thoresweye, co. Lincoln, and the king's court of 
Bayeux in the city of Lincoln, which are extended at 120£. a year, 
to have from the morrow of Michaelmas preceding for eleven years, 
rendering therefor during that time to Peter Malorre and Maud, his 
wife, if she should live so long, 601. yearly ; and the king is bound to the 
abbot and convent in 112L of the arrears of 81. yearly of the tenth of the 
ferm of the town of Wych for the seventeenth to thirtieth years of his 
reign inclusive, which tenth they ought to receive by the charters of 
the king's progenitors and which they received until the seventeeth year, 
for which 1121. the king wills that the abbot and convent shall be 
satisfied as speedily as possible : the king orders them to commit to the 
abbot and convent by his letters patent under the exchequer seal the 
manors and court aforesaid for a certain term according to their 
discretion beyond the term of eleven years aforesaid, so that the abbot 
and convent may be satisfied for the said 112£. and the king may be 
discharged thereof against them. By p.s. and C. 

To the men of Wych. Order to pay to the said abbot and convent 81. 
for the tenth of the ferm of that town from the part that pertains to the 
king for the present year, and to pay them this sum yearly henceforth. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 
allowance to be made to the men for the said 81. yearly. By p.s. 

To the keeper of the manor of Ledes. Order to pay to the prior and 
convent of Ledes 42 marks that are in arrears of the 28 marks granted to 
them by the king by his letters patent from the issues of that manor, to 
be received from the bailiffs of the manor at Michaelmas, for the 
maintenance of four canons of the priory celebrating divine service daily 
in the chapel of the king's castle of Ledes for the soul of Queen Eleanor, 
his late consort, and of one clerk serving the said canons, to be thus 
received until the king or his heirs shall cause them to be provided with 
28 marks yearly of land or rent or with an ecclesiastical benefice of this 
value. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

April 21. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 

Beverley. exchequer. Order to discharge Thomas de Maclesfeld of the [portion of 

his] ferm of 8002. due for the manor of Esseford from 14 November, in 

the thirtieth year of the king's reign, as the king committed to him on 



31 EDWARD I. 27 



1303. Membrane 1 2 — cont. 

* 20 June, in the twenty-eighth year, by letters patent under the exchequer 
seal the manors of Esseford, co. Derby, Mackesfeld, co. Chester, and 
Overton, co. Flint, to be kept from Michaelmas following for seven years, 
rendering therefor 300£. yearly, and the king, on 14 November aforesaid, 
granted by other letters patent to Ralph Pypard the manor of Esseford 
for life, and ordered Thomas to deliver it to him. 

To the same. Order to discharge John juxta Aquam of Edenstowe, 
Reginald son of Ralph of the same, Geoffrey son of Lambert de Camberton 
(sic), and Stephen son of Gilbert of the same, and the king's other men of 
his manor of Edenstowe and its members of the [portion of their] ferm of 
20 marks yearly due for 20 acres of land in Carberton Storth near the 
gate of Wellebek from the first of June, in the twenty-ninth year of 
the king's reign, as the king, on 23 January, in the twenty- seventh year 
of his reign, committed to them by his letters patent under the exchequer 
seal the said manor with its members, to wit 52 bovates of land of 
the king's demesnes, except the new assarts arrented in the exchequer, 
of which lands 20 bovates are in Edenstowe, 20 bovates in Carberton, 
8 bovates in Thouresby, and 20 acres in Carberton Storth, and a 
water-mill in the town of Edenstowe and another in the town of 
Carberton, and the king's court of Edenstowe, to be kept during the 
king's pleasure, rendering 20 marks yearly therefor to the exchequer, and 
the king afterwards, on 1 June aforesaid, granted to the abbot and 
convent of Wellebec all that part of his wood and soil of Rumwode 
between the wood of the abbot and convent and the park of Thomas 
de Furnivall, extending by the king's highway between Wirkesop 
and Warsop on the west, together with the said land in Carberton Storth, 
rendering therefor 28*. yearly. 

To the same. Order to discharge Thomas de Maclesfeld of [the portion 
of his ferm] of 300£. yearly [due] for the manors of Mackesfeld, co. Chester, 
and Overton, co. Flint, from 7 February, in the 29th year of the reign, 
as the king, on 20 June, in the 28th year of his reign, committed to 
Thomas by letters patent under the exchequer seal the manors of Esseford, 
co. Derby, and the aforesaid two manors for seven years from Michaelmas 
following, rendering therefor SOOL yearly to the exchequer, and the king 
afterwards, on 7 February aforesaid, granted to Edward, his son, the said 
manors of Maclesfeld and Overton. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas Henry de Percy — who was indicted 
for trespasses in the king's warrens and parks in Holdernese before 
William de Bereford, Ralph de Hengham, John de Insula, and Richard 
Oysel, the king's late justices to hear and determine trespasses in his 
warrens and parks, and who has been put in exigent to be outlawed in that 
county [court] because he did not come before the justices to make 
answer to the king for the trespasses — has come before the king and 
promised to set out with him in his service for Scotland : the king orders 
the sheriff that, when Henry shall render himself to the king's prison at 
York and shall find him mainprise to be before the king or those whom 
he shall cause to be appointed for this purpose at the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next to stand to right concerning the trespasses and indict- 
ments aforesaid, to deliver him from prison by such mainprise, and to 
supersede the execution of the exigent aforesaid, and to have before the 
king at the said day the names of the mainpernors. By p.s. [3202]. 

April 21. To the collectors of the tenth in Ireland appointed by R. bishop of 
Beverley* London and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, the 
collectors of the tenth appointed by the pope. Whereas the king has 



28 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



2303 Membrane 12 — cont. 

caused his letters patent to be made, containing that he has received 
1000 marks paid to Richard de Bereford, treasurer of Ireland, from the 
tenth from the bishop and Bartholmew, and has caused the letters to be 
delivered to the bishop and Bartholomew : the king orders them to pay 
the 1000 marks to Richard, to do therewith what the king has enjoined 
upon him, as quickly as possible after receiving orders from the bishop 
and Bartholomew. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford and J. de 
Benstede. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 999.] 

To Richard de Bereford, treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to receive the 1000 marks aforesaid from the collectors, and to send them 
to the king in Scotland by the clerk who is coming with the men-at-arms 
from Ireland to Scotland, there to be delivered to John de Drokenesford, 
keeper of the king's wardrobe there. By K. as above. 

April 23. To Walter de Gloucester, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Middleton. William de Lucy, son of Fulk de Lucy, the issues received by him from 
the manor of Cherlecote, co. Warwick, and the manor of Shreveleye, in 
the same county, as the king lately ordered the escheator not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Fulk at his death, 
because it was found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Fulk 
held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, and William has entered the manor 
of Cherlecote, which Fulk held of John, son and heir of John de Monte 
Forti, and the manor of Shreveley, which Fulk held of Maud, daughter 
and heiress of John de Shreveleye, at his death, as appears by the 
inquisition, as next heir by virtue of the order aforesaid. 

April 21. To the keepers of the king's old custom of wool, hides and wool-fells 
Beverley, at Lynn. Order to deliver to Peter de Sancto Paulo, citizen of Bayonne, 
deputed to collect that custom for the use of himself and his fellow 
citizens, to whom the king is indebted in divers debts, the part of the 
king's coket that he kept by the king's commission, to be kept according 
to the form of the commission, unless they satisfy themselves that the 
king has suffered great loss through Peter's default in weighing wool 
leaving that port, in which case they are to certify the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer, as the king learns that the part of the coket has 
been taken from Peter without reasonable cause and that it is in their 
hands. 

The like to the keepers at Chichester for Peter de Francia. 

The like to the keepers at Sandwich for Reymund Arnaldi de la 
Ribbere. 

April 28. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the chamberlains. 
Northallerton. Whereas the king, on 17 August, in the thirtieth year of his reign, 
assigned to certain noblemen, clerks and others, of Gascony, all the issues 
of the lands and rents of aliens, both men of religion and others, in 
England, in the king's hands by reason of the war between him and 
the king of France, to be received from that day by the hands of John de 
Sandale and Thomas de Cantebr[ugge], king's clerks appointed by the 
king to receive at the exchequer the money from the said issues and to 
pay it to the said nobles yearly at the terms assigned by the king, until 
the nobles should be satisfied for certain provisions made to them by 
him, as contained in his letters patent to them : the king orders them to 
pay to John and Thomas all the issues of the lands and rents received by 
them since the said day and to be received hereafter, to be levied and 
received by them with all speed* 



31 EDWARD I. 



29 



1303. 

April 28. 
Northallerton. 



May 9. 

Morpeth 



May IB. 

Alnwick. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To John, count of Namur, son of Guy, count of Flanders. The king 
learns from the complaint of Ralph de Dunolm[ia], Walter de Bradeford, 
William de Haukewell, Philip de Hedon, Adam the Warrener (Warinar') 
of Cotingham, Hugh de Athewyk, Matthew de Thome, Robert de Malton, 
and Richard Godrich, merchants of England, that whereas they lately 
loaded a ship at Kyngeston-upon-Hull with 28 sacks of wool in 25 sarplers 
and four pockets (pokettis), 864 wool-fells, 5 lasts and 39 hides, to be 
carried to Flanders, certain malefactors of Flanders afterwards met the 
ship at sea and assaulted the men in her and entered her by force and 
arms, and carried the wool, fells and hides with them to Donkirk in 
Flanders, detaining the ship, wool, fells and hides aforesaid from the 
merchants : the king, wishing to aid his said merchants as he is bound, 
requests the count to cause the merchants to have speedy restitution of 
their ship, wool, fells and hides, so that renewed complaint may not 
reaph him, by reason whereof it would behove him to provide them with 
another remedy. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas the king lately ordered 
him to take seisin in the king's name of all the castles, towns, manors 
and lands that Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, 
had and held in fee in Ireland and which he had rendered to the king, and 
then to deliver them and all their appurtenances to the earl, to hold to him 
and the heirs of his body, in accordance with the form of a transcript of a 
charter that the king then sent to the justiciary, and to cause to be 
delivered to the earl all the goods and chattels in the castles, towns, manors 
and lands, with the issues received thence in the king's name, and although 
the earl has again the castles, towns, manors and lands and all the goods, 
chattels and issues, he has not yet had seisin of the knights' fees pertaining 
to the castles, towns, manors and lands : the king therefore orders the 
justiciary to cause the earl to have seisin of the services and fealties of all 
those who hold of the castles, towns, manors and lands and who did their 
fealties to the king therefor and who are not bound to do homage, and to 
distrain those who are bound to do homage to the king by reason of the 
lands aforesaid to do their homage to the king without delay, so that the 
king may cause to be done further for the earl what he ought to do in 
this behalf. 

To William de Hamelton, dean of York. Order to cause Ralph de 
Kirketon to have a quarter of wheat every ten days and a robe or 20s. 
yearly, and the arrears thereof from the time when the manor of 
Hovyngham came to William's hands by the king's commission, and to 
pay him the same henceforth for so long as William shall hold the manor, 
as the king — upon its being found by an inquisition taken by Master 
Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent, that Roger de Moubray 
granted by charter long before his death to Ralph for life the forestry of 
Hovyngham, with wind-fallen trees and branches and the bark of trees 
given away, together with a quarter of wheat every ten weeks from his 
manor of Hovyngham, and a robe of the suit of Roger's esquires or 20s. 
for it, to be received at the manor at Christmas yearly, rendering therefor 
Id. at Christmas yearly, and that Ralph was in full and peaceful seisin 
thereof from the time of the making of the charter until Roger's death, 
and that John de Lythegrayns, late escheator this side Trent, took the 
forestry, etc., into the king's hands by reason of Roger's death with 
his other lands and delivered them to Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, 
among other wardships of lands of heirs under age and in the king's 
wardship granted to the earl by the king in part payment of a debt 



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1303. Membrane 12~cont. 

in which the king was indebted to him by his letters patent — at Ralph's 
prosecution, who suggested that although the forestry and appurtenances 
had been restored to him, the executors of the earl's will did not permit 
him to receive the wheat and robe in the said manor, which is in their 
hands by reason of the delivery aforesaid, ordered the executors to cause 
Ralph to have the wheat and robe or 20s., with the arrears thereof from 
the time when the manor came to their hands ; and the king afterwards 
committed the manor and forest to William by letters patent under the 
exchequer seal. 

May 9. To Walter de la Haye, escheator of Ireland. Order to deliver to 

Morpeth. Master William son of John, bishop of Ossory, the issues of the 
temporalities of the bishopric since 24 October, in the thirtieth year of 
the king's reign, on condition that the bishop satisfy the kin^ for his 
costs and charges in sowing the lands of the bishopric before the said 
date or for any other cause, as the king, on the said day, granted his 
assent to the election of William, then canon of that church, as bishop, 
and signified to R. archbishop of Dublin by his letters patent that he 
should execute his office in this behalf, and he also granted power by 
other letters patent to John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, to deliver the 
temporalities of the bishopric to William, if the election were confirmed 
by the said archbishop and if he were certified of this by the archbishop's 
letters patent, after receiving William's fealty, as appears by inspection 
of the rolls of chancery ; and the escheator does not permit the bishop to 
receive the issues from the temporalities after the date of the said letters 
patent sent to him, although the justiciary took the bishop's fealty after 
the said date long before Easter last and directed to the escheator his 
letters patent under the king's seal in Ireland for the restitution of the 
temporalities. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1015.] 

May 13 To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

Alnwick. to pay to Richard de Exon[ia], whom the king, on 1 November, in the 
thirtieth year of his reign, appointed chief-justice in his Bench at Dublin 
to hear and determine pleas in that Bench with others appointed for this 
purpose, during the king's pleasure, as much yearly for his fee from the 
said day and henceforth as other chief-justices were wont to receive in 
times past. 



April 29. 
Croft. 



April 29. 
Croft. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

John Deyvill, imprisoned at Newcastle- on -Tyne for the death of Walter 
de Wyndesore, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him until the 
first assize. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Notification that the king has granted to Queen Margaret, 
his consort, the fines and amercements of all those who made fines or 
were amerced before Aymer de Valencia, Hugh le Despenser, Henry 
Spigurnel, and John Abel, the king's justices to hear and determine the 
trespasses committed against him in the park of Cammel, and order to 
cause the estreats of the justices of the fines and amercements delivered 
at the exchequer to be searched, and to cause the fines and amercements 
contained therein to be levied without delay and delivered to the queen 
without any deduction, exacting or retaining nothing thereof for the 
king's use. 



31 EDWARD 1. 



31 



1303. 

May 7. 

Neweastle-on 

Tyne. 



May 13. 

Alnwick 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

John Shayl, imprisoned at Stafford for the death of William de Peshale, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 61 Stafford to bail him 
until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to restore to Michael Bloyghou, 
clerk, his goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands 
upon his being charged before John de Berewyk and his fellows, justices 
last in eyre in that county, with a robbery from the reeve (preporito) of 
Thomas de Pridiaus, knight, at Penstradon, as he has purged his 
innocence before Thomas, bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

Stephen de Trewennard, clerk, charged before the said justices with 
robbery from the said reeve at Penstradon, has letters to the said sheriff 
for the restitution of his goods. 

William de Peddreda, clerk, indicted before the said justices for 
counselling and assenting to the death of Thomas de Tregafrowen at 
St. Germans and for robbery of his goods, has like letters. 

Ellen, daughter of Lettice (Lecie) del Falles, imprisoned at York for 
the death of Robert de Whitelay, wherewith she is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of York to bail her until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause the prior of Luffeld 
to have [seisin] of a messuage, 8 acres of land and an acre of meadow in 
Thornebergh, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that 
the messuage and lands, which Robert de Fraxino, who was hanged for 
felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day and that 
Robert held them of the prior, and that Walter de Molesworthe, sheriff of 
the county, has had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought 
to answer to the king. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and barons of 
the exchequer. Renewed order to search the rolls of the exchequer 
concerning aids granted to the king's progenitors as to whether or not 
the tenants in the Isle of Wight were wont to make an aid to marry 
the king's eldest daughter, and if so, to which of the king's progenitors 
and at what time, and if they were acquitted thereof, for what 
reason and how they were acquitted, and to certify the king before 
Michaelmas of what they shall find, and to respite in the meantime the 
demand made upon Ralph de Gorges for such aid, as it was shown to the 
king by Ralph that whereas he and his tenants in the Isle and other men 
and tenants of the Isle ought not to make any aid to the king to marry 
his eldest daughter from their knights' fees or their lands in the Isle by 
reason of the grant lately made to the king of such an aid, and that they 
or any others holding such fees or lands in the Isle were not wont to 
make any such aid to the king's progenitors in times past, nevertheless 
the collectors of the aid exact it from Ralph and other tenants in the Isle, 
and the king thereupon ordered him who supplies the place of the 
treasurer and the barons to search the rolls as above and to certify him 
under their seals before Whitsuntide next, and they have returned that 
many rolls and certain memoranda touching the matter contained in the 
said writ are not at York but are in the treasury at London, so that they 
could not at present certify him owing to the shortness of the time. 

By C. Because it was sealed at another time by p.s. 



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1303. 

May 9. 
Morpeth. 



May 16. 

Roxburgh . 



May 17. 

Roxburgh. 



May 26. 
Roxburgh* 



May 16. 
Roxburgh. 



Membrane 1 1 — cont. 

To Robert Here ward and John de Ditton, late guardians of the 
bishopric of Ely, the see being void. Order to permit Robert, bishop of 
Ely, late prior of Ely, to have the issues of the temporalities of the 
bishopric from 4 February last, and to pay to him anything that they 
may have received since then, as the king, on that day, accepted the 
appointment by pope B[oniface] of Robert as bishop, and took his fealty 
and restored to him the temporalities, according to custom, and ordered 
Robert and John to deliver to him the temporalities, and they do not 
permit the bishop to have the issues of the temporalities from the said 
day, as the king understands to his astonishment. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Anabilla, late the wife of Adam de 
Charleton, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence, in the presence of William, Adam's son and heir, if he 
choose to be present. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Notification that whereas the abbot of St. Albans is bound to 
do his service to the king for six knights' fees whenever the king causes 
his service to be summoned, and William de Monte Acuto, the king's 
yeoman, ought tb do the service of one of the six fees to the king for the 
abbot, by reason of certain tenements that he holds of the abbot by the 
service of one knight's fee, as he says, the king has granted by his letters 
patent that William, who has gone to Scotland in his service by his order, 
shall on this occasion do to the king for the abbot the service of one of 
the six fees due to the king in the army in Scotland, which the king lately 
caused to be summoned, and that the abbot shall be discharged thereof, 
and order to cause the abbot to be acquitted of the service for that fee. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to permit the prior and friars of the 
order of Preachers at Oxford to dig up (fodere) 100 feet of land in length 
and 100 feet of land in breadth in Whateleye in the king's soil in the 
place called * Cherlegrave,' which is within the bounds of the forest of 
Shottovre, and to dig out stones thence and to carry them to Oxford to 
repair their houses there, without hindrance by the justice or any of his 
ministers of that forest, until otherwise ordered, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the justice that it is not to the king's damage or to 
the injury of that forest if the king should make this grant to them. 

Byp.s. [8286.] 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Dovordale, deceased. 

Geoffrey de Wykelowe, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of William 
le Fevre of Wykham, co. Suffolk, has letters to the sheriffs of London to 
bail him until the first assize. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas Ralph Pypard lately 
rendered and quit-claimed to the king all the castles, towns, manors 
and lands that he had in fee in Ireland for certain lands in England, 
which the king granted to him by charter and of which he is now 
seised, and it is contained among the inquisitions concerning the 
lands in Ireland made by the justiciary by the king's order and 
returned into the chancery of England that John Pypard, Ralph's 
son, arramed before divers of the king's justices in Ireland assizes of novel 



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1303 Membrane 11 — cant. 

disseisin concerning certain of the lands whereof Ralph enfeoffed him 
before Ralph rendered them to the king, and Ralph has shown before the 
king's council certain writings of quit-claim by John to him of these 
lands; the king orders the justiciary to cause the taking of the assizes 
aforesaid to be superseded until otherwise ordered, and to warn John to 
come to the king in England, if he see fit, to show cause why the lands 
ought not to remain to the king by the surrender aforesaid. By C. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Whereas the king has pardoned Robert son of Walter, for his 
good service in Gascony, all the arrears of the ferm due to him for the 
castle of Bere and the county of Meronnyth, which he held at ferm by the 
king's commission, for all the time, as well during the late war in Wales 
as in peace, during which he has thus held them, as contained in the 
king's letters patent : the king orders them to cause Robert to be acquitted 
of the demand for the arrears of the said ferm. 

To the same. Whereas the king, on 14 November, in the thirtieth 
year of his reign, granted to Ralph Pypard, among other lands that he 
granted to him for life, the ferm of the town of Aylesbury, co. 
Buckingham, which Robert de Monte Alto and Emma, his wife, hold of 
the king at fee-farm, to have as of the value of 60Z. yearly in form 
aforesaid, as contained in the king's letters patent to Ralph [Calendar of 
Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, p. 78] ; and the king ordered Robert and Emma 
to answer to Ralph during his life for the ferm of the town at the same 
terms as they were wont to pay it to the exchequer : the king orders 
them to cause Ralph to have the ferm from the said day, and to discharge 
Robert and Emma thereof from that day. 

May 17. To the sheriff of Oxford. Whereas Henry le fiz Neel, who was 

Roxburgh, indicted for a trespass against Hugh le Despenser at Ottemore, in 
that county, before William de Bereford and William Wace, justices 
appointed to hear and determine the trespass, and was put in 
exigent in the sheriff's county [court], has now rendered himself to 
prison at York and has found before the king mainprise by Andrew de 
Sakeviil, of co. Sussex, Richard Grusset, of co. Buckingham, Michael de 
Pokelingfcon, of co. York, John Dymmok, of co. Oxford, John Aleyn and 
Adam de Rammeseye, of co. Middlesex, who have mainperned to have 
him before the justices at the first day that they shall provide for this 
purpose in the sheriff's county to answer to Hugh and to do and receive 
what the court shall consider : the king orders him to supersede the 
execution of the exaction aforesaid, and to have this writ before the ' 
justices at that day. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Robert de Glamorgan and John de la Lee that a certain ship 
called < La Blithe ' was lately about to go empty from Southampton to 
Gascony, and that an agreement was made in that town between John 
Gobard, master of the ship, and Pelegrinus de Castello, merchant of 
Bayonne, that John should take Pelegrinus to Devon and Cornwall, and 
that Pelegrinus wished to carry with him to Devon and Cornwall ML 
sterling then found with him to provide lead and tin there, and that he 
did not intend to go to parts beyond sea, and also that he sent his yeoman 
by land to Devon and Cornwall to provide lead and tin for his use against 
his arrival in those parts : the king orders the sheriff to pay to Pelegrinus 
ML for the said 24Z., which the mayor, bailiffs and searchers of the town 

10230 C 



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Membrane 11 — cont. 



of Southampton arrested under the belief that Pelegrinus wished to take 
them to parts beyond sea, contrary to the king's inhibition of any one 
taking money or any silver in mass out of his realm, which sum the 
searchers afterwards paid into the wardrobe. By C. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

June 4. To J. count of Namur and Guy, his brother, sons of Guy, count of 

Edinburgh. Flanders. Whereas Guidetus and Janotus Spinell', citizens of Genoa, in 
lately coming to the king for certain affairs specially touching him, 
caused a ship of the port of Dover to be laden at Wytsand with horses, 
armour, cloth of gold and of silk velvet, and certain other goods to the 
value of 522 marks sterling and over, in order to take the goods to 
Dover, and the ship was driven by contrary winds towards Sandwich, 
and while it was anchored at the entrance of that port waiting a suitable 
wind, certain malefactors of the parts of Flanders came to the ship in 
their ships and boats and entered her by force and arms, and took and 
carried away the horses, armour, cloth and other goods aforesaid and 
also seven servants of Guidetus and Janotus then in the ship, whom they 
committed to prison at Ypres, as the king learns, where they are still 
detained. The king requests them to cause the horses, armour, cloth and 
goods, or their value, to be restored to Guidetus and Janotus or to their 
attorney, and to cause the servants to be released from prison, so that 
it may not behove the king to provide Guidetus and Janotus with another 
remedy. They are desired to write back by the bearer before the 
Assumption what they shall have caused to be done in this matter. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Account of the king's preceding 
letter, and order, as he wishes to provide for the indemnity of Guidetus 
and Janotus in this behalf in all events, to arrest goods of the merchants 
of Flanders who are not of the party of the king of France found in the 
city to the value of 522 marks, and to keep them safely under the seals 
of the said Flemings and of the attorneys of Guidetus and Janotus, 
until it shall appear to the king what restitution the count and Guy shall 
have caused to be made to Guidetus and Janotus and until they shall be 
otherwise ordered. They are ordered to explain to the owners of the 
goods the reason for which the arrest is made, and under what conditions 
it is made, and to certify the king of their proceedings. 
June 4. To Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Edinburgh. Cinque Ports. Order to cause inquisition to be made who committed the 
robbery aforesaid and the place of the robbery, and into whose hands the 
stolen goods came, and the value of the goods, and whether any of the 
goods were taken to Dover or elsewhere in his bailiwick in the ship, and 
who was the master of the ship, as the king is given to understand 
that certain of the malefactors are of Robert's bailiwick and that the ship 
afterwards returned to Dover with a great part of the goods aforesaid. 
He is ordered to attach the master of the ship when he has ascertained 
his name, so that he may have his body before the king at his pleasure 
to answer to Guidetus and Janetus for the robbery. He is ordered to 
cause two letters of the same tenor that the king has caused to be directed 
to John, count of Namur, and Guy, his brother, in this matter to be 
dispatched with all speed, one by sea from Dover and the other by land 
from the town of Whitsand, by two men of his bailiwick who may be best 
able to explain and prosecute this matter to the earl and Guy, which 
matter he shall enjoin upon them as strictly as possible. 



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1303. 

May 26. 

Roxburgh. 



June 4. 
Edinburgh. 



June 4. 
Edinburgh* 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To Walter de Grloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent;. Order not to 
intermeddle further at present with a messuage with a curtilage and 
garden and a small meadow in Mere, co. Wilts, which he has taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the death of John de Hampstede, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John, who held at 
his death fifteen acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 10s. 4jd. of rent in 
Mere of the king in socage by the service of 2s. and a pound of pepper, 
price Sd., yearly, held the messuage, curtilage, etc., of John de Seles and 
Eustace de Borton, rendering therefor to the former a chaplet of roses at 
Midsummer and to the latter a pair of gloves at Michaelmas for all 
service, and that John de Hampstede was a bastard and had no heir of 
his body, and that he held no other lands of the king at his death. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of the sheriff, whom the king has caused to 
be amoved from the office of coroner, to which he was elected before he 
was appointed sheriff, as he cannot conveniently exercise the two offices 
at the same time. 

To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh castle. Order to cause 
the king's water-mill at Borough Bridge, his fuller's mill at Knaresburgh, 
the pond of his mill of Bilton, and the head of the pond of his stew at 
Heywra to be repaired. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
Isabel, late the wife of William de Vescy, tenant in chief, to have what 
they have received for the king's use of the 11/. 4s. 2d. yearly that were 
assigned to her in dower from the pleas and perquisites of the county of 
Kildare, to be received by the hands of the king's sheriff, as the king, on 
22 January, in the 26th year of his reign, ordered John Wogan, justiciary 
of Ireland, to cause dower to be assigned to Isabel from the lands, knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to William in Ireland and 
that he rendered to the king before his death, and the justiciary assigned 
to her the aforesaid sum yearly, and the said treasurer and barons do not 
permit her to receive it, as the king learns from her complaint. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order to pay to 
John de Kemesing 2d. daily from the 25 November, in the twenty-second 
year of the king's reign, and to pay him the same sum henceforth, as the 
king, on the said day, granted to him by his letters patent the custody of 
his gate of Lafford in Bristol for life, so that he should receive 2d. a day 
from the constable of that castle for his maintenance [( 'alendar of Patent 
Rolls, 1292-1301, p. 52]. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Eudo de Monte, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he learns by trustworthy testimony that he is 
incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
a third of the manor of Westbury, which third he has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Roger de Burghull, to Juliana, 
late the wife of Roger, as nearest [friend] of Roger's heir, for the use of 
the heir, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
manor is held of the king by fealty and the service of rendering to him 
yearly a sore-coloured goshawk (ostorium) and of doing suit to his 
Hundred of Westbury from three weeks to three weeks for all services, 
and that Roger held a third of the manor of the king by a third of the 



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1303. 



June 6. 

Linlithgow. 



June 10, 

Cambus- 
kenneth 
( Stamp - 
skynel). 



June 6. 

Linlithgow. 



June 6. 
Linlithgow. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

said service and by doing suit to the Hundred as above for all services, 
and that Roger, his son, is his next heir and is aged half-a-year, and 
that Roger at his death held no other lands of the king in chief by 
reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in the place of Henry de Aunewyk, who is incapacitated by age 
and infirmity, as the king understands. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Hugh le Blund to have 
seisin of a messuage in Penkrich, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by the sheriff that the messuage, which Henry le Keu, who was outlawed 
for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that Henry held it of Hugh, and that it is still in the king's hands, and 
that Hugh has had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought 
to answer to the king. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage in Northampton that the friars 
of the order of Penitence were wont to inhabit, as the escheator 
certified the king, in response to his order, that the messuage was 
taken into the king's hands when the brethren left it because Edward, 
prince of Wales, was given to understand that it was given to the brethren 
by Queen Eleanor, his mother, and that she acquired it at her own cost 
for the use of the brethren, and it appears to the king by the certification 
that Queen Eleanor did not acquire the messuage as aforesaid, and that 
it or any part of it was not wont to do any service to the king, but that 
one Nicholas de Cogeho, knight, granted the messuage to the brethren for 
the health of his soul and of the soul of his ancestors, to have so long as 
they should dwell therein, with condition that if they left the messuage, 
it should revert to him or to Maud, his wife, or to their heirs. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and to the coroners of that county. Order 
to supersede the execution of the exigent of Richard Bacun, who was 
indicted for certain trespasses in the king's park of Camel, in that county, 
before Aymer de Valence and Hugh le Despenser, and their fellows, the 
king's justices to hear and determine these trespasses, and who was put 
in exigent to be outlawed in that county [court] because he did not appear 
before the justices, as he has found security before Aymer to satisfy Queen 
Margaret, the king's consort, to whom the king granted the fines, ransoms 
and amercements of all those who should be convicted of such trespasses, 
for the trespass committed by him in the said park, as Aymer has signified 
to the king by his letters. 



Membrane 9. 

June 4. To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh, or to him who 

Edinburgh, supplies his place. Order to permit John de Fulham, king's serjeant, to 
take in the king's forest and parks of Knaresburgh forty bucks and six 
harts of the present grease time for the king's use, and to aid him in 
taking them, and to cause him to have salt to salt the venison and barrels 
to put it in, and to cause it to be carried to the places that John shall 
direct him on the king's behalf. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drok[enesford]. 
The like to Richard Oysel, keeper of the king's manor of Brustwyk, to 
permit John to take thirty bucks in the king's parks of Brustwyk. 



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June 4. 
Edinburgh 



June 4. 
Edinburgh. 



June 10. 

Cambus- 

kenneth 

(Camskynel)* 



^Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Like order to permit John to take forty harts 
in the king's forest of La Chanmpaine. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause John to have salt for 
30 bucks (damis) and six harts (eerris) to be taken in the forest of 
Eokingham and for ten bucks (damis) to be taken in the forest of 
Rotel[and] . 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause John to have salt for ten 
bucks (damis) to be taken in the forest of Peter ton and for four harts 
(cerris) to be taken in the forest of Munedep. 

To Nicholas Fermbaiid, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause 
twelve bucks to be taken in the king's chaces of Bristol during the 
present grease time, and to cause the venison to be well salted and placed 
in barrels, and to cause it to be carried to such places as John de Fulham, 
whom the king is sending to him in this behalf, shall direct. 

By K. as above. 

The like to the constable of the forest of Dene for twenty bucks and ten 
does. 

The like to the sheriff of Cornwall for fifty bucks to be taken in the 
king's forests and chaces in that county, and to cause the venison to be 
well salted and placed in barrels and kept safely until otherwise ordered. 

To Richard Oysel, constable of the castle of Skypton -in -Craven. 
Whereas the king wills that Queen Margaret, his consort, shall cause 
venison to be taken during the present grease time by her men for her 
use in his parks and chaces in Craven, he orders the constable to permit 
him or those whom she shall send thither by her letters patent for this 
purpose to take venison in the parks and chaces without destruction, and 
to aid and counsel him or them in this matter. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
William de Hamelton, dean of York, to have allowance for a quarter of 
wheat every ten weeks and for a robe or 20s. yearly from 3 January, in 
the twenty-sixth year of the reign, on which day the manor and forest of 
Hovyngham came to his hands by commission from Edmund, earl of 
Cornwall, as appears to the king by inspection of the earl's letters patent, 
and for so long as he shall hold the manor, in his ferm of the manor, as 
the king lately ordered him to cause Ralph de Kirketon to have the corn 
and robe or 20s. yearly [as at p. 29, above], provided that they ascertain 
by Ralph's letters patent that William has satisfied him therefor. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Agnes, late the wife of Peter de Champvent, tenant in chief, the lands 
specified below, which he took into the king's hands by reason of Peter's 
death, and the issues received thence, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Peter and Agnes held jointly at his death the 
manor of Of ham, co. Sussex, of Hugh de Neville by the service of a 
quarter of a knight's fee, of the feoffment of William Sturmy made to 
Peter and Agnes and Peter's heirs, and the manor of Impyton, co. 
Cambridge, with the exception of thirty acres of land, of the heirs of 
Simon de Insula by the service of a knight's fee and of 22d. yearly for all 
service, together with the said thirty acres, which he held of the prior of 
Bernewell by the service of 17 d. yearly for all service, of the feoffment of 
the said Simon made to Peter and Agnes and Peter's heirs, and also 
42 acres of land in the towns of Hadenham, Stratham, and Thetford of 



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1303. 



June 13. 

C lack man nan. 



June 4. 
Edinburgh. 



June 20. 
Perth, 



June 4. 
Edinburgh, 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

the bishop of Ely by doing suit at his court from three weeks to three 
weeks, of the feoffment of William de Wolmere made to Peter and Agnes 
and his heirs. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Agnes the manor of 
Ragher', co. Essex, which he took into the king's hands by reason of 
Peter's death, and the issues received thence by him, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Bernevall enfeoffed 
Peter and Agnes of the manor, which is held of the king in chief, by the 
king's licence, to have to them and Peter's heirs by the service of one 
knight's fee, and that Peter and Agnes held it jointly at Peter's death, and 
the king has taken Agnes's fealty for the manor. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco. constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
cause Aubrey de Fiscampo, the late clerk of the king's new custom in the 
city of London, to be released from prison in the Tower, to which he 
was adjudged for a trespass that he was said to have committed against 
the king in that office, upon his finding mainpernors to have him before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at York in the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next to answer to the king for the trespass, and order to 
cause them to have the names of the mainpernors. By C. 

To "Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Staunton Quintin, co. Wilts, and 
of Frome, co. Dorset, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the death of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, or with the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master Richard de Havering, 
escheator this side Trent, that Herbert did not hold any lands of the king 
at his death except the manors of Le Wodehalle and of Brandesburton, 
which he held of the king as of the honour of Albemarle, which is in the 
king's hands, by the service of a fifth of a knight's fee, and he also learns 
by an inquisition taken by Walter that Herbert held of Ralph de Monte 
Hermer[ii], earl of Gloucester and Hertford, the manors of Staunton 
Quintin and of Frome by knight service, and that he held no lands of the 
king in chief at his death by reason whereof the wardship of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Juliana, late the wife of Roger son 
of Roger de Burghull, a messuage, 80 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
2 acres of wood, and 23s. Qd. yearly of rent in Dunhatherleye, co. 
Gloucester, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of Roger's 
death, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Roger and Juliana jointly acquired the premises from Master John de 
Chaundos, to them and the heirs of their two bodies, with remainder to 
Roger's heirs, and that they continued their seisin thereof until Roger's 
death, and that the lands are held of the heir of John Giffard, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a sixth of a 
knight's fee, and the king has taken her fealty for the lands. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the 
wife of John de Brauncewell, tenant in chief, as of the barony of. 
Bayeux, which is in the king's hands, as she has taken oath before the 
king that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To John, count of Namur, son of Guy, count of Flanders. The king 
learns from the complaint of Gerard de Vilars of Lostudiel, merchant of 
the realm of England, that whereas he lately caused a ship of his called 
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June 10. 
Cambus- 
kenneth 

(Camskynel). 



June 20. 
Perth. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

and salt to the value of 3001. and wished to send her to Sandwich, certain 
malefactors of Flanders took her in the harbour of Portesmuth during 
her passage from Cornwall to Sandwich by force and arms, and carried 
her with the wine and salt and certain men appointed for her navigation 
(regimen) to Flanders, and still detain her : the king requests John to 
cause due restitution or compensation to be made to Gerard for the ship, 
wine and salt without delay, so that it may not be necessary for Gerard to 
solicit the king further in this matter, wherefore he would have to provide 
him with another remedy. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Order to cause William de Vescy of Kildare, tenant of 
certain lands that belonged to William de Vescy, deceased, by grant from 
the latter, to be acquitted of all debts of the deceased or of John, his 
brother, or of any of his ancestors exacted from William de Yescy of 
Kildare by summons of the exchequer, as the king pardoned by his letters 
patent to William de Vescy, deceased, all debts due to him for fines and 
amercements and other his own debts and for the debts of John, his 
brother, and of other his ancestors for any reason, in consideration of the 
grant and surrender made by him to the king of the castle, manor and 
county of Kildare and of his grant of the manor of Sprouston, whereof 
Clemencia, late the wife of John de Vescy, his son, holds two parts in 
dower and Isabel, late the wife of John de Vescy, his brother, holds a 
third in dower. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Peverel, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 8. 

June 12. To John de London [ia], constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause 

Clackmannan, the abbot of Westminster to have eight bucks for the present year, in 
accordance with the late king's charter granting eight bucks yearly to the 
abbot and his successors, to be taken in the forest of Windsor at the 
king's cost by the constable of the castle, and to be carried by him to 
Westminster on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, so that those who carry 
the venison thither shall make two (meneias) yearly before the 

great altar of St. Peter in the abbot's church. 

June 13. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 

Clackmannan, exchequer. Whereas the king, on 8 November, in the twenty-eighth year 
of his reign, committed to William de Curzoun of Carleton, co. Norfolk, 
by his letters patent under the exchequer seal, the manors of Causton, 
Aylesham and Hauboys and the Hundreds of Northerpingham and 
Sutherpingham, in that county, from Michaelmas following during 
pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer 190£. yearly; and the 
king afterwards, on 14 February, in the twenty-ninth year of his 
reign, ordered William to deliver to the heirs of Bartholomew de 
Redham a messuage, 130 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 
pasture, and 5s. yearly of rent in the town of Houboys, because he learnt 
by an inquisition taken by John Buteturte and William Haward that 
Walter Bucskyn, Robert atte Stone, and Simon de Roston, late bailiffs of 
Queen Eleanor, the king's late consort, had wilfully ejected Bartholomew 
from the said lands, which he had recovered before John de Lovetot and 
Luke de Tany, the king's late justices appointed to take assizes in co. 
Norfolk, against Robert Baynard by a recognition of an assize of novel 



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1303. 



June 21. 
Perth. 



June 20. 
Perth. 



June 14. 
Clackmannan, 



June SO. 
Perth. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

disseisin taken between them at Aylesham, and that the bailiffs had 
appropriated the lands to the said queen's use: the king orders them to 
discharge William of the portion of the said f erm due for the said lands 
from the said 14 February, if they satisfy themselves that the lands 
were part of the manor of Hauboys and that they have been delivered 
to the heirs of Bartholomew by William. 

To the same. Order to cause John Lovel of Tychemersh, who is 
staying in Scotland in the king's service by his order, to have respite 
until Michaelmas for 1,000 marks of the 2,000 marks by which he made 
fine with the king for trespasses committed in the king's forests, whereof 
he was indicted, and for all other debts due to the exchequer, as the king 
has granted him .this respite. 

To the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Whereas the king lately at the 
prosecution of Adam de Barton — suggesting that John, duke of Brabant, 
is bound by his letters patent, which Adam showed in chancery, to him 
and Kobert de Lyndeseye, Henry de Wysted, and Walter de Beverley in 
divers sums of money, and that he had not paid the money, although he 
ought to have done so long ago — ordered the bailiffs to cause all goods 
and wares of all merchants of the duke's land or power found in that 
town to be arrested without delay, and to cause them to be kept safely 
until Adam, Eobert, Henry and Walter should be satisfied for the sums 
due to them, or until otherwise ordered; and the king afterwards, at 
Adam's suit, who gave him to understand that the bailiffs had caused 
goods of the said merchants to be arrested to the amount of the sum due 
to Adam, Eobert, Henry and Walter, ordered the bailiffs to certify him 
of the goods thus arrested by them and of their value ; and they 
have certified that they have arrested in that town goods and wares 
of John de Pilburgh, Giles de Lonedale of Lovaigne, Eeiner de 
Harstowe of the same, Henry de Doseburgh, Tileman de Cortecliye 
of the same, and Henry Fra Hundesbergh, merchants of the 
duke's power, to the value of 2072. 13s. 4d. ; and it appears to the king 
by the duke's letters that he is bound to Adam, Eobert, Henry, and 
Walter in 2002. 6s. 6d. (sic), to wit to Adam in 842. Is. 9d., to Eobert in 
812. 13*. 0d. 9 to Henry in 252. 0s. 8d., and to Walter in 92. 0s. Id. : the king 
orders them to cause the sum of 2002. 6s. Qd. (sic) to be paid to Adam, 
Eobert, Henry, and Walter from the goods thus arrested, according to a 
valuation made by the bailiffs or to be made again in the presence of the 
said merchants of the duke's power, if they demand it, taking from Adam, 
Eobert, Henry, and Walter security that they will answer in. the king's 
court for the said goods to those who may wish to speak against them in 
this matter. They are ordered to restore the surplus of the goods to the 
merchants, and to certify the king by their letters of their proceedings. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to pay to William le Deveneys, whom the king, on 12 March last, 
appointed a justice to hold pleas in his Bench at Dublin in place of 
Master Thomas de Cheddesworth [Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1301-1307, 
p. 123], as much yearly for his fee from that date for so long as he shall 
hold the office as Thomas was wont to receive. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Walter Dosevill and Margaret, his wife, one of the sisters and heiresses of 
William de Kirkeby, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the following 
knights' fees that belonged to William, which the king has assigned to 
them in accordance with the partition made in chancery of the knights 1 



31 EDWARD L 41 



•I 9AQ Membrane 8 — cont. 

fees that belonged to William by the assent of the heirs and parceners of 
his inheritance : a moiety of a fee in Holte, co. Leicester, which moiety 
John le Conquest and Alice, his wife, Robert Hereyerd and Margery, his 
wife, and Adam de Tnlesworth and Sarah, his wife, hold, and which is 
extended at 6L 4s. Od. yearly ; a fee in Gildesburgh, co. Northampton, 
which William de Nonacurt holds, and which is extended at 100s. yearly ; 
a moiety of a fee in Cantebrigg, co. Cambridge, which moiety the prioress 
of St. Radigund holds, and which is extended at 50s. yearly. 

To the same. Like order to cause Peter Prilly and Alice, his wife, the 
second sister and heiress of the said William, to have seisin of two knights' 
fees in Talewode (sic) and Gildenemordon, co. Cambridge, which Mathania 
de Cobham holds for life of William's assignment, of which fees Fulk son 
of Warin holds one in the said town of Tadelawe, which is extended at 
101. yearly, Robert Hereward holds a moiety of a fee in Gildenemordon, 
which moiety is extended at 100s. yearly, and William Pychard holds a 
moiety in the same town, which moiety is extended at 100s. yearly. 

To the same. Like order to cause Maud de Houby, the third sister 
and heiress of William, to have seisin of the following fees : a quarter of 
a fee in Billesdon, co. Leicester, which quarter Geoffrey de Skeftington 
holds, and which is extended at 61. 6s. 8d. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in 
the same town, which quarter John Child holds, and which is extended 
at 91. 6s. M. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in the same town, which quarter 
John de Diggeby holds, and which is extended at 6/. 9s. lOd. yearly ; a 
quarter of a fee in Haluton, in the same county, which quarter Joan, 
late the wife of John Engayne holds, and which is extended at 
191. 15s. 8c/. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Rolleston, in the same county, 
which quarter William de Beauchaump holds, and which is extended at 
111. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Gouteby, in the same county, which 
quarter William de Sauston holds, and which is extended at 8Z. 3s. Od. 
yearly. 

To the same. Like order to cause Mabel Grimbaud, the fourth sister 
and heiress of William, to have seisin of a moiety of a knight's fee in 
Blaston, co. Leicester, which moiety Ralph de Nevill holds, and which is 
extended at 121. 0s. 8d. yearly. 

June 20. To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheafcor beyond Trent, Order to cause 
Perth. the said William Dosevill and Margaret, his wife, to have seisin of the 
following advowsons of churches and priories that belonged to William 
de Kirkeby, tenant in chief, and which the king has assigned to them in 
accordance with the partition made in chancery : the advowson of the 
church of Munden Furnivall, co. Hertford ; the advowson of the church 
of Acle, co. Northampton ; and the advowson of the priory of Romhay, 
co. Hertford. 

To the same. Like order to cause Peter Prilly and Alice, his 
wife, to have seisin of the advowson of the church of Orewell, co. 
Cambridge, which Mathania de Cobham holds for life of William's 
assignment. 

To the same. Like order to cause Maud de Houby to have seisin of 
the advowsons of the churches of Kirkeby, co. Leicester, West Twyford, 
co. Middlesex, Coderstok, co. Northampton, and of the priory of Piriho, 
in the same county. 

To the same. Like order to cause Mabel Grimbaud to have seisin of 
the advowsons of the churches of Bydenham near Bedford, co. Bedford, 
Medburn, CO. Leicester, and of the priory of Bradelegh, in the same 
county. 



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1303. 

June 22. 

Perth. 



June 12. 
Clackmannan. 



June 27. 
Perth. 



June 27. 
Perth. 



June 14. 
Clackmannan, 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh de Veer, who married Dionisia, 
daughter and heiress of William de Monte Caniso, tenant in chief, to be 
acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the king's army of Wales 
in the fifth year of his reign, as William had his service with the king by 
his order in that army for the service of one knight's fee, which he then 
acknowledged to him, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls 
of his marshalsea for that army. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to supersede the execution of the 
exigent against Henry le fitz Neel, in which he was put in that county 
because he did not appear before William de Bereford and Walter de 
Aylesbury, whom the king appointed his justices to make inquisition in 
that county as to who slew Thomas le Noreys, John le Thecchere and 
Agnes, his wife, Juliana Hotthebreyn, John Eyse, and John Nicholesman 
Broun, when, where, and how, and at whose procurement, and who 
afterwards knowingly received the malefactors, and to hear and determine 
these felonies, and the said Henry was indicted by an inquisition taken 
before the said justices of the death of the aforesaid Thomas and of John 
le Thecchere, and the king has pardoned him by his letters patent the 
suit of his peace for the death of Thomas and John. 

. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Henry his cattle (averia) and 
chattels, upon his finding security to answer for them or their value before 
the king's justices at the first assize in that county or elsewhere at the 
king's order, if they ought to pertain to the king, as the king has several 
times ordered the sheriff to cause to be replevied to Henry his cattle and 
chattels, which Nicholas de Pershute took and unjustly detains, and the 
sheriff signified to the king that he could not execute the order directed 
to him on a previous occasion because the said Nicholas, sheriff of the 
county, took the cattle and chattels by pretext of a writ of judgement 
under the testimony of William de Bereford to cause Henry to be exacted 
from county [court] to county [court] until he should be outlawed if he 
did not appear, and to take and imprison him if he appeared, so that he 
might have his body before William and his fellows, the justices appointed 
to hear and determine the felony of the death of John le Thecchere, at 
Craumersh on the morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next to 
answer for the death of John at the king's suit, and the king has now 
pardoned Henry the suit of his peace for the said death and has ordered 
the sheriff to supersede entirely the execution of the exigent aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede until Michaelmas next 
the execution of the exigent against Alexander Cheverel, who was placed 
in exigent to be outlawed in that county because he did not appear before 
Aymer de Valencia and Hugh le Despenser and their fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses lately committed 
against the king in his park of Caramel, before whom he was indicted of 
trespasses in that park, as he is with the king in his service in Scotland. 

By p.s. [8313.] 

°The like to the same sheriff in favour of Nicholas Freman. 

By p.s. [3324.] 

°The like to the same in favour of Roger le Parker. By p.s. [3325.] 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to acquit the tallies and acquittances that the 



* The writ of privy seal is dated 30 June. 



31 EDWARD I. 



43 



1303. 



June 27. 
Perth. 



June 27. 
Perth. 



July 3, 
Perth, 



July 3. 
Perth, 



Membrane 7 — eont. 

prior and convent of St. Albans assert that they have for the payment of 
1,000 marks for the last voidance of the abbacy from 15 November, in 
the twenty-ninth year of the reign, on which day the abbacy began to be 
void by the death of John de Berkhamstede, the former abbot, until 
12 August, in the thirtieth year of the reign, upon which day the king 
took the fealty of John de Marinis, the present abbot, as appears by the 
inspection of the rolls of chancery, and to cause the prior and convent to 
be acquitted of this sum if they find that it has been paid, the king having 
lately granted by letters patent to the abbot and convent that the prior 
and convent shall have the custody of the abbacy whenever it shall be void 
and of all the temporalities, with all goods and things pertaining to the 
abbacy, as fully as any abbot thereof was wont to have them in the past, so 
that the prior and convent shall have full and free administration of the 
temporalities and goods and things and may ordain and dispose thereof as 
shall seem best to them, saving to the king the fees that are held of the 
abbey and the advowsons of churches in such times of voidance, so 
that all yearly rents and services of the said fees in times of voidance shall 
remain to the prior and convent, saving to the king and his heirs the 
escheats that shall happen during times of voidance, which escheats shall 
after fealty shall have been done to the king by the newly elected abbot 
remain to the abbot, prior and convent without hindrance from the king, 
rendering therefor to the king for each voidance of the abbacy, whether it 
endure for a whole year or less, 1,000 marks within a year from the time 
when the abbacy shall begin to be void, to wit 500 marks at the end of the 
first half of the year and 500 marks at the end of the year, with provision 
that they shall pay 1,000 marks for every year beyond the first, paying 
proportionately for fractions of years after the first one. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two coroners for that county to 
be elected in place of Geoffrey de Everle and Hugh de Eysewarp, who are 
incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Order to cause Eleanor, late the wife of Walter de Trailly, 
tenant in chief, to be acquitted of 172. 12s. 8d. yearly for certain of her 
husband's lands in Chelewynton, which were in the king's hands by reason 
of the minority of John, son and heir of Walter, from 15 July, in the 
twenty-eighth year of the king's reign, when the king took the homage of 
John, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery, as she has shown 
that whereas the lands were committed to her by them under the seal of 
the exchequer during the heir's minority, rendering therefor the said sum, 
they exact this sum from her as if John were still a minor in the king's 
wardship. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Eichard Parfet, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he has been elected regardor of the. forest of 
Bradene, in that county, so that he cannot attend to the duties of the 
office of coroner, as the king learns upon trustworthy evidence. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to the mayor 
and citizens of Dublin the liberty of their city, to have in the same way 
as they had it before it was taken into the king's hands by Gilbert de 
Ardern, keeper of the king's market in Ireland, together with the issues 
received from it since it was taken into the king's hands, as the king 
Jately at the suit of the mayor and citizens, — who suggested that the 
liberty had been taken into the king's hands by Gilbert wilfully and 



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J 303. Membrane 7 — cont. 

without reasonable cause, ordered the justiciary to certify him of the 
cause for taking it into the king's hands, which causes the justiciary had 
previously caused to come before him, and the king, after inspecting the 
record and process both before Gilbert and before the prior of St. John of 
Jerusalem in Ireland, who lately supplied the justiciary's place, and also 
before the justiciary, which were sent to the king under the justiciary's 
seal and were recited and diligently examined before the king's council, 
and after it had been found by the said record and process that Gilbert 
wished to exercise the office of the king's marshalsea in the city outside 
the king's verge, the justiciary being then at Tristeldermot, which is 
distant thirty leagues (leucas) from that city, contrary to the custom 
hitherto obtaining and approved in Ireland, and that the liberty was taken 
into the king's hands because the mayor and citizens did not come before 
Gilbert at his order to execute his office aforesaid, as they ought not to 
have done by the custom aforesaid, as they have there more fully alleged, 
and that it was taken into the king's hands for other wilful and 
unreasonable causes — caused the liberty to be restored to the mayor and 
citizens. By C. 

July 8. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 

Perth. exchequer. Order to cause Walter de Mules worth, sheriff of Buckingham 
and Bedford, to be acquitted of 100s. in which he was amerced before Ralph 
de Sandwico and his fellows, justices appointed to deliver the gaol of Neu- 
gate, because he refused to receive a writ directed to him under Ralph's seal, 
asserting that it is contained in the oath taken by him at the exchequer 
that he should not receive any writ Of the king by himself or any of his 
ministers under the seal of any of the king's justices except the justices in 
eyre, as it was testified by some of the said barons before the king in the last 
parliament at Westminster that it is contained in the oath that the sheriffs 
take at the exchequer that they shall not receive any writ by themselves or 
their ministers under the seals of the king's justices except the justices in 
eyre or the justices appointed to take assizes in counties, and it is now 
agreed that sheriffs shall receive writs under the seals of justices appointed 
to deliver gaols. By pet. of C. 

July 11. To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
Perth. cause thirty harts and thirty does to be taken without delay in the present 
grease time in the king's forests, parks and chaces of Tyndale, and to 
cause them to be carried to Tynemuth for the use of Queen Margaret, the 
king's consort, there to be delivered to the receiver of her stores. By C. 
Thomas de Trevisak and Mark de Wansand, imprisoned at Lanceton 
for the death of Gervase de Trevisak, wherewith they are charged, have 
letters to the sheriff of Cornwall to bail them until the first assize. 



July 10. 
Perth. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

To William Haward and John le Bretun. Order to supersede until 
further order the king's appointment of them, which he made on the 
complaint of the prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich, that certain trespasses 
had been committed by force and arms upon him and his convent by the 
citizens of Norwich in a plot of land (placed) called * Tomeland * and 
4 Ratunrawe ' in that city, to enquire into the said trespasses and to hear 
and determine them, as it is shown to the king on behalf of the citizens 
and he also understands by the testimony of certain of his council that 
this matter so touches him that damage and prejudice may arise to him 
and his Crown and to the citizens if it be proceeded with further without 
his being consulted. By p.s. and C. 



31 EDWARD I. 45 



1303. 



Membra ne 6 — emit* 



To Henry Spygurnel and Robert de Retford, Whereas it was lately 
suggested to the king that a certain plot of land (placea) in Norwich called 
' Tomeland ' and ' Ratunrawe ' pertain to his Hundred of Blonf eld and not 
to the liberty of the town of Norwich, and that Geoffrey Kempe, John le 
Graunt, John Gerard, and Robert Topyn of Norwich, with the whole 
community of that town made an assault by force and arms upon Roger de 
Hales, the king's coroner of co. Norfolk, exercising his office concerning a 
dead body found on that plot by chance, and upon Richard de Hakeford, 
the king's bailiff of that Hundred, and upon other men of the Hundred 
who were then present by summons of the said bailiff by the coroner's 
order, and beat, wounded and maltreated certain of them, and withdrew 
the coroner's rolls from his hands and tore and stamped upon them, and 
did not permit the coroner to execute what pertained to his office ; 
wherefore the king appointed Henry and Robert to make inquisition 
concerning this contempt and trespass, and to hear and determine them ; 
and it is now testified before the king by certain of his council that it 
was presented before Solomon de Roff[a] and his fellows, justices late in 
eyre in co. Norfolk, that the plot was the king's own soil, and that the 
matter for the further execution of the king's right was afterwards 
attermined before him, and he is not yet certified of what was done for 
his right by reason of the presentation aforesaid : the king orders them, 
if they proceed to take an inquisition concerning the premises, to conduct 
themselves so that nothing shall be attempted in any way concerning the 
soil of the said plot or concerning anything pertaining to the soil in any 
way to the prejudice of the king or of his crown. By p.s. and C. 

Whereas William de Combe of co. Berks, Thomas de Cheselden and 

Walter de Basingstok of co. Southampton, and Walrand de Pokeriche of 

co. Hertford have mainperned before Master William de Grenefeld, the 
chancellor, for Edmund le Taillur of Basingstok, imprisoned in the 
Marshalsea for the death of Richard de London [ia], whereof he was appealed 
by Christiana, late the wife of Richard, and for the death of John de 
London [ia], whereof he was appealed by Alice, late the wife of John, 
before the king, which appeals the women did not prosecute, that Edmund 
shall set out forthwith for Scotland, there to stay in the king's service 
during the king's pleasure ; the king wills that Edmund shall be delivered 
from prison by the security aforesaid, on condition that he shall stand to 
right in his court for the said deaths when he returns. By p.s. 

April 28. To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order not 
Northallerton, to intermeddle with the custody of St. Mary's abbey, York, or with 
anything pertaining to it, when it shall be void by the death or cession 
of Brother Benedict, the present abbot, for three months from the 
commencement of the voidance, provided that the knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, wards and marriages of the free tenants 
of the abbey, if any fall in within the said three months, shall be 
taken into the king's hands and kept safely until further orders, 
as the king has granted by his letters patent to Brother Benedict and to 
the convent that the prior and convent shall have the custody of the 
abbey with all appurtenances when it shall be void by the death or cession 
of Benedict from the commencement of the voidance for three months 
following, so that no escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king 
shall intermeddle with the custody during that time or shall hinder the 
prior and convent from having free and full administration of all the 
possessions, profits and rents pertaining to the abbey and of all issues 
thence arising, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons of 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 



July 10. 
Perth. 



July 20. 
Perth. 



July 11. 
Perth. 



July 28. 

Sirathdightyn 

(Streth- 

yghtyn). 

July 20. 
Perth, 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

churches, wards and marriages of the free tenants of the abbey that shall 
fall in during the said three months, provided that if the voidance last 
beyond three months, the king shall have the custody of the abbey after 
that time during the voidance. [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, 
p. 137.] 

The like to Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. 

To John de London [ia], constable of "Windsor castle. Order to permit 
the executors of the will of Ealph Pipard to have his corn and other 
goods in the manor of Bray, with the arrears of the rents of that manor 
for Ralph's time, and to aid them in levying the arrears, as the king 
understands from the executors that the constable, upon hearing of 
Ralph's death, detains from them the corn and other goods of the 
deceased in the manor, which Ralph had for life of the king's gift, and 
also the arrears of the rents. 

Adam de Spofford of York, imprisoned at York for the death of Joan, 
late the wife of Walter de Fangfos, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of York to bail him until the first assize. 

To Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle. Order to permit 
Brother John, monk of the abbey of Coupre in Anegus in Scotland, to 
have passage with two grooms and his train (equitatura) from Dover, as 
the king has granted to him licence to cross to Citeaux with the grooms 
and his train for certain affairs touching the abbey. By p.s. 

To John de London [ia] , constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause 
the abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster, to have eight bucks for the present 
year with seven for last year, in accordance with the late king's grant of 
eight bucks yearly, to be taken in Windsor forest at the king's cost and 
to be carried by the constable to Westminster on the eve of St. Peter ad 
Vincula, so that those who bring them shall make two (meneias) 

before the great altar of St. Peter in that church, and seven bucks for last 
year are in arrear, as the abbot says. 

William de Hauchopp, imprisoned at Hirbotel for the death of William 
de Porta, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of North- 
umberland to bail him until the first assize. 

To H[aakon], king of Norway. The king learns from the complaint 
of Ralph Gegge and John de Picheford, burgesses and merchants of 
Scardeburg, that whereas they lately deputed one John Mus of Fivelee, 
master mariner, to the rule and custody of a ship belonging to them, and 
sent him with other mariners and fishermen to sea in that ship to 
fish, and the ship, with the mariners and fishermen and certain goods 
and chattels of Ralph and John to the value of 1001. sterling, was driven 
by contrary winds to the port of Northberne in the power of the king of 
Norway, and after John Mus had been hanged in [those] parts at the suit of 
Swayn Tungesheved for a robbery that he was said to have committed at 
sea upon Swayn long before he came into the service of Ralph and John, 
Helenger Hildesone, bailiff of the town of Northberne, caused the ship 
and the goods and chattels found in her to be arrested, pretending that 
they belonged to John and were forfeited to the king of Norway according 
to the custom of those parts by reason of the hanging aforesaid, and he 
detains them from Ralph and John de Picheford. As the king cannot 
and ought not to fail in doing justice to the said merchants, he requests 
the king of Norway to cause due restitution to be made to them of the 
ship, goods and chattels aforesaid, so far as they can prove them accord- 
ing to the law merchant to be theirs and not John Mus's, as he would 
wish the king to do for merchants of Norway in the like case. 



31 EDWARD I. 47 



23Q3 Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the same. The king learns from the complaint of Ralph Gegge, 
burgess and merchant of Seardeburgh, that whereas he lately deputed 
one Stephen de Hornese, master mariner, to the rule and custody of his 
ship called ' Carite,' and sent him with certain other sailors and fishermen 
to sea in that ship to fish, and the ship, with the mariners and fishermen 
and certain goods and chattels of Ralph, to the value of 100Z. sterling, 
was driven by contrary winds to the port of Northberne in the power of the 
king of Norway, Hallenger Hildesone, bailiff of that town, caused the ship 
and the goods and chattels found in her to be arrested wilfully and with- 
out reasonable cause by reason of the death of the said [Stephen], who 
died in those parts. As the king cannot and ought not to fail in doing 
justice to his said merchant, he requests the king of Norway to cause due 
restitution to be made to Ralph of the ship, goods and chattels aforesaid, 
so far as he can prove them according to the law merchant to be his and 
not Stephen's, as he would wish the king to do for merchants of Norway 
in the like case. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to arrest goods and wares 
of the merchants of the power of John, duke of Brabant, within his 
bailiwick to the value of 179Z. 18s, ld. f and to cause them to be kept 
safely until William de Hyndringham be satisfied for 126Z. Is. 8d. 
and William de Carleton be satisfied for 53Z. 10s. M. or until otherwise 
ordered, as the king learns from the complaint of William and William, 
merchants of England, that whereas the duke lately bound himself to 
them in the said sums for certain of their goods and wares taken from 
them within his land and power, to be paid to them at certain terms, he 
has not paid them although the terms have long elapsed and although 
he has been many times requested to satisfy them, 

July 28. To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh castle, or to him who 

Strathdightyu supplies his place. Order to permit Stephen le Whyte, huntsman of 

(Stratheghyn). Q ue en Margaret, the king's consort, to take ten bucks in the king's 

forests and parks of Knaresburgh, so far as this can be done without 

destruction, for the use of the queen, and to aid him in doing so. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drok[enesford]. 
The like to Ralph Oysel, bailiff of Holdernesse, for ten bucks to be taken 
in the king's park of Brustwyk. 

July 28. To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Strathdightyn cause Richard, son and heir of Hugh le Heriz, to have seisin of the lands 

whereof his father was seised, as he has proved his age before the 

escheator and the king has taken his fealty, provided that he come to the 

king when the king returns from Scotland to do homage for his lands. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the 
forest of La Bere to be elected in place of Richard le Porter of Spersolte,. 
deceased. 

Aug. 1. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Arbroath dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Simon le Havekere, tenant 
h™timk\ m cn i e ^ u P on ner taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 



brothok). 



Membrane 5. 

Aug. 1. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore 

Arbroath t, Hugh de Aldithele and Isolda, his wife, a third of the manor of Great 

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received from it since it was taken into the king's hands, as they have 
shown the king that whereas they have long held the said part in her 
dower of the free tenement of Walter Balun, her first husband, and they 
have now acquired the right and fee of the said part to them and to 
Hugh's heirs from John de Balun, kinsman and heir of Walter, to 
whom the said part ought to have reverted after her death, without 
obtaining the king's licence, the escheator has taken that part into the king's 
hands by reason of the acquisition aforesaid, and the king wishes to show 
favour to Hugh for the good service rendered by him and his ancestors 
and because he is with the king in his service in Scotland. The part is 
to be held by them in form aforesaid until further orders. By p.s. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas de Nevill, tenant in chief, held at his death a 
messuage, three cottages, 180 acres of arable land, seven acres of meadow, 
two acres of pasture, twelve acres of wood, and 32s. yearly of rent in 
Driestok, co. Rutland, of the bishop of Lincoln by homage and knight 
service and by doing suit at the bishop's court of Lydington from three 
weeks to three weeks, of the gift and feoffment of Robert de Nevill, his 
father, to have to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to 
Thomas de Nevill, Robert's brother, and the king thereupon ordered the 
escheator not to intermeddle further with the lands, which he had taken 
into the king's hands by reason of Thomas's death, saving to the king 
any services due to him from the said tenements : the king, wishing to 
show favour to Thomas, brother of Robert, who entered the lands 
by the form of the gift after the escheator had not intermeddled with it 
by virtue of the said order, orders the escheator to cause him to have the 
issues thereof for the time when they were in the king's hands. 

Aug. 1. To J. count of Namur, son of Guy, count of Flanders. Whereas 

Arbroath. William Servat, citizen and merchant of London, as he has complained 
to the king, lately sent Peter Andreu, his servant, to Provence to make 
divers provisions of spices and other necessaries for the king's wardrobe 
there, and Peter wished to carry the provisions made by him to London 
to be delivered to the keeper of the wardrobe, Lambert Lebote, master of 
the ship called * Ludeivylc ' of La Hok of Flanders, Peter de Wyningges, 
William de la Mote, and Topardus de la Mote and certain other mariners 
of that ship assaulted the said Peter on the sea coast near Wynchelse by 
force and arms, and took and carried away the spices and other necessaries 
found with him to the value of 445/. 2*. lOd. ; and Lambert and the 
mariners, after their ship [with] the spices and necessaries aforesaid had 
been driven by contrary winds into the port of Wynchelese, were arrested 
by the bailiffs of that town at William's suit and were attached, as 
is the custom in such cases, to answer to William before the 
warden of the Cinque Ports for the spices and wares aforesaid and to do 
and receive what justice should require in this behalf, the said Lambert 
and the mariners broke the arrest and attachment and secretly and 
fraudulently went away, with the ship and the spices and merchandises 
aforesaid, without making any satisfaction to the king or to William, to 
the contempt and prejudice of the king : wherefore the king requested 
the count to cause William to have due restitution of the goods and wares 
and due and speedy remedy for the damages sustained by him in this 
behalf; and William has signified to the king that Lambert, Peter, 
William and Topardus have satisfied him in full for the trespasses and 
damages aforesaid by a fine of 2,400/. of Paris that they have made with 
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content : the king, accepting this satisfaction, acquits Lambert, Peter, 
William and Topardus and their fellows of this matter so far as pertains 
to him, and he makes this known to the count and all whom it may 
concern by the presents. 

To Henry Spigurnel and Richard de Walsingham, late justices appointed 
to deliver Norwich gaol. Whereas the king lately pardoned by his letters 
patent William le Furmager, John Cotyng, John Gilebert, Stephen 
Strikebert and Thomas del Hul, lately imprisoned in that town for the 
robbery of 85s. charged against them, the suit of his peace for the larceny 
[Calendar of Patent 110118,1301-1307, p. 54], and he afterwards granted to 
them a ship of theirs in which they were taken, together with the goods 
and chattels found in it, which were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the larceny, although they were forfeited, and he ordered the sheriff of 
Norfolk to cause the ship, goods and chattels to be restored to them or to 
signify to him the reason why he would not or could not execute the 
king's order, and the sheriff returned that the ship, goods and chattels 
were appraised before him as forfeited at 20 marks, and were delivered by 
him to the men of the county (patrie) in order that they might answer 
therefor before the justices at the first assizes, and that the men are thus 
charged by him with the goods, wherefore he could not deliver the ship, 
goods and chattels from their hands without a warrant directed to them 
by Henry and Richard by which they could be discharged thereof in the 
next eyre of the justices in that county : the king orders Henry and 
Richard to cause the ship, goods and chattels to be restored to William, 
John, John, Stephen and Thomas, or to their attorney, and to cause the 
said men to be discharged thereof. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas the demand by summons of the exchequer from Joan, late 
the wife of Peter de Geynvill, daughter of Geoffrey de Geynvill, for 223Z. 
6s. 8<2. by reason of the lands in her hands that belonged to Geoffrey, as 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin have signified the 
king at his order that Geoffrey paid into that exchequer 56L 13s. id. of 
the 22SL 6s. 8d. received by him from the king in England as a loan, 
which the king granted to him that he should pay by 50 marks yearly to 
that exchequer. 

The like to the sheriff of Salop. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas J. 
bishop of Lincoln asserted after the death of Thomas de Nevill that 
certain lands in Dryestok that Thomas held of him, which the king caused 
to be taken into his hands with other lands that Thomas at his death held 
of him in chief, pertain to him as escheat as chief lord of the fee, and 
prayed the king that the lands should be rendered to him, and the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Theobald de Nevill 
is kinsman and next heir of Thomas, if the law permit, and the king has been 
besought by Theobald not to render the lands to the bishop to his prejudice 

• while he is in the king's service in Scotland : the king orders the escheator 
to warn Theobald and John de Nevill, another kinsman of Thomas, who 
claim hereditary right in the lands, to be before the king and his council at 
York in fifteen days from Michaelmas, which day he has prefixed to the 

* bishop, to do and receive what the court shall consider in this behalf. 

Aug. 14. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit 

Brechin the executors of the will of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief, to have 
(Breyghyn). 

10230 D 



Aug. 1. 
Arbroath 



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-. qr\o Membrane 5 — cant. 

ten bucks of the present [grease] time in the park of Buckenham and ten 
in the chace of Tateshale, which belonged to Robert, as the king has 
granted to the executors that they may take these twenty bucks. 

By p.s. [3380-] 

To the same. Order to cause Robert's executors to have full and free 
administration of his goods for the execution of his will, upon their finding 
security to answer to the exchequer at the king's will for all the debts due 
to it from Robert at his death. 

The like to Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Like order to permit the 
executors to have administration until otherwise ordered. By p.s. [3380.] 
The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln, Berks and York. 

Aug. 23. To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Order to give 

Aberdeen, credence to what John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's wardrobe, 
shall tell him on the king's behalf, as the king has enjoined upon John 
certain matters touching him to be explained to the escheator. 

Aug. 28. To the same. Order to take all the venison of the present season that 

Aberdeen, he can take without destruction at Tateshale and elsewhere in the parks 
and chaces that belonged to Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief, which 
are in the king's hands by reason of the heir's minority, to be taken by 
the view of John de Fulham, the king's huntsman, and to cause it to be 
well salted and kept until otherwise ordered. The king has ordered John 
to assist him in this. 

To John de Fulham. Order to go upon sight hereof to Tateshale with 
the king's hounds, and to take there and elsewhere in the aforesaid parks 
and chaces all the venison of the present season that can be taken without 
destruction, by the view of the escheator aforesaid. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king lately ordered 
them for certain reasons to arrest goods of merchants of Flanders who 
are not of the party of the king of France found within the city to the 
value of 522 marks and over, and to cause them to be kept safely until 
otherwise ordered ; by virtue of which order they have arrested cloth and 
other goods of Walter de Bruges, clerk and merchant of Elizabeth, 
countess of Hereford, the king's daughter, who, although born in Flanders, 
did not adhere to the Flemish enemies and rebels of the king of France 
after the war between them, as the countess suggested to the king by 
her letters ; whereupon the king ordered them to cause an inquisition to 
be made by the oath of alien merchants in the city and of men of the city 
whether or not Walter adhered to the said Flemings against the king of 
France after the war, and if the goods at the time of the arrest were 
Walter's own goods so that no one had any share in them, and if there be 
any such sharer, whether or not he adhered to the said Flemings, and the 
nature and value of the goods ; and the king learns by the inquisition that 
Walter did not adhere in any way to the said Flemings against the king of 
France, and that the goods were not at the time of the arrest Walter's own 
goods, because John Brusseles, his partner (socitts), had and still has a 
moiety of them, and that John did not and does not adhere to the said 
Flemings, and that the goods thus arrested are 104 pieces of rayed cloth, 
and that they are worth 208Z. sterling ; the king orders them to cause the 
cloth to be delivered to Walter, in accordance with his previous order. It 
is provided that they shall cause goods of other merchants of Flanders 
coming to the city to be arrested to the value of the aforesaid 522 marks 
and over. 



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1303. 

Aug. 14. 
Brechin. 



Aug. 28. 
Aberdeen. 



Aug. 25. 
Aberdeen. 



Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to restore to Robert de Respek, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon his being indicted before Henry Spygurnel and his fellows, 
justices last in eyre at Lance veton, with burglary of the house of Thomas 
de Pridiaus at Penstradou and with robbery of 1 1.9. Gd. from Thomas de 
Lake, Thomas's reeve (preposito), as he has purged his innocence before 
Thomas, bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered by the justices in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

Like order to the same in favour of John le Archer of Cornwall, clerk, 
indicted before the said justices of the death of John de Sancto Rumone. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause the abbot and convent of 
St. Mary's, York, to have a tenth of the king's venison taken and here- 
after to be taken in his forest of Galtres, in that county, as they ought 
and as they and their predecessors have been wont to have it heretofore 
by virtue of the charter of King Richard granting them a tenth of his 
venison taken in the county of York. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard de Hoton, deceased. 

Alice Haliday, imprisoned at York for the death of William Bogh, 
wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail her. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Ellen, late the wife of John Passemer, 
tenant in chief, as of the honour of Albemarle, which is in the king's 
hands, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence, in the presence of William Sturmy, who married Isabel, John's 
eldest daughter and co-heiress, and Henry le Taillur, who married Beatrice, 
the third daughter and co-heiress, if they choose to be present. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Adam atte Welde, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York and to the coroners of that county. Order to 
supersede the execution of the exigent against William le Latimer, the 
younger, until Christmas or until his return to England, so that he shall 
not in the meantime incur loss or damage, as the abbot of Whiteby lately 
impleaded him before the justices of the Bench for a trespass committed 
upon him, and William is put in exigent at the king's suit to be out- 
lawed in that county [court] because he did not come before the justices 
to answer to the abbot, and the king wishes to show him favour because 
he is staying in his service by his order in Scotland. By p.s. [3391.] 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede until St. Hilary next 
the execution of the exigent against Alexander de Cheverel, in which he 
was put to be outlawed in that county [court] because he did not come 
before Aymer de Valencia and Hugh le Despenser and their fellows, the 
justices appointed to hear and determine the trespasses against Queen 
Margaret, the king's consort, in the park of Cammel, whereof he was 
indicted, the king having lately ordered the sheriff to supersede execution 
until Michaelmas next because Alexander was with him in his service in 
Scotland, and the king now wishes to show him further favour at the 
instance of his consort and because he is still in the said service. By p.s. 

The like for Roger le Parker. 



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1303. 

Aug. 28. 

Aberdeen. 



Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



Oct. 3. 
Loghendorm. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

To the taxors and collectors of the fifteenth in Cumberland. Whereas 
the men of the community of that county lately granted to the king 
at his request in aid of his expedition to Scotland 500 quarters of 
oats and 200 quarters of malt, and delivered the corn to William de 
Mulcastre, sheriff of that county, and to James de Dalilegh, the king's 
clerk, whom he appointed to receive the corn ; and the king promised 
by his letters patent to cause the men to be satisfied for the corn 
from the first moneys levied from the fifteenth in that county, and 
caused other letters patent to be made to the taxors and collectors 
to make payment to the men from such money for the corn by a view 
of one of his clerks, whom he should assign for this purpose ; and the 
king afterwards ordered them by letters of privy seal to cause the men 
to be satisfied for the corn without delay from the money of the fifteenth, 
and they have hitherto deferred satisfying them, as the men have shown 
to the king : the king orders the taxors and collectors to satisfy the men 
for the corn from the money of the fifteenth by the view and testimony 
of the said sheriff and James, whom the king has ordered to be intendent 
to them in this matter, and by indenture to be made between the 
taxors and collectors and the sheriff and James, laying aside all delay, in 
accordance with the king's previous orders, so that it shall not be necessary 
for the men to solicit him again in this behalf, but so that they may be 
the more ready to do those things that the king will order hereafter. 

To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately — at the prosecution 
of Adam de Barton, suggesting that John, duke of Brabant, is bound by 
his letters obligatory to him and Robert de Lyndeseye, Henry de Wystede, 
and Walter de Beverlay in divers sums of money, which he ought to have 
paid to them long ago and which he has refused to pay — ordered the 
bailiffs to arrest all goods and wares of merchants of the duke's land and 
power found in that town, and to cause them to be kept safely until the 
said merchants should be satisfied for their debts or until otherwise 
ordered ; and afterwards the king, because he was given to understand 
that the bailiffs had arrested cloth and other wares of John de Pount, 
merchant of Brabant, to the value of 63Z., ordered them to certify him as 
to this arrest, and they have signified to him that they have arrested 
goods of the said John to the value of 63Z. at the suit of Walter de 
Whytene, who prosecuted the matter on behalf of the said Adam, Robert, 
Henry and Walter ; and it appears to the king by the duke's said letters 
that the duke is indebted to Adam, Robert, Henry and Walter in 
200Z. 6s. 6d., towards which he caused goods and wares of merchants of 
the duke's power to be arrested at Kyngeston-on-Hul to the value of 
137J. 6s, 6d., and delivered to the said merchants : the king, wishing to 
satisfy them for the remaining 63Z., orders the bailiffs to cause the cloth 
and goods aforesaid thus arrested to be delivered to Adam, Robert, Henry 
and Walter, according to the valuation thereof made by the bailiffs or one 
to be made again in the presence of John de Pount, if he demand it, in 
full satisfaction of the said 2001. 6s. 6dL, taking first from them security 
that they will answer for the cloth and goods to those who may wish to 
speak against them in the king's court concerning them. 

To the bailiffs of the Hundred without the North Gate of Oxford. 
Order to pay out of the ferm of the Hundred to Robert de Crevequor 10^. 
for Michaelmas term last of the 201. yearly granted to him for life by the 
king for the quit -claim that he made to the king and Queen Eleanor, his 
late consort, of the manor of Ditton. 



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1303. 

Sept. 25. 
Loghendorni. 



Sept. 19. 

Kinloss. 

Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



Oct. 6. 

Loghendorm. 



Sept. 19. 
Kinloss. 



Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



Sept. 19. 
Kinloss. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Robert de Bedeford, lately elected mayor 
of Northampton, as he cannot any longer execute the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause the paling about the king's 
park of Penlyn to be repaired. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas de la Hide, sheriff of Cornwall, of 20 marks, if it appears to them 
that he has paid this sum to Peter Burdet, the king's yeoman, to whom the 
king has granted for life by his letters patent the custody of the castle of 
Lanceveton and of the prison therein, receiving for the custody 20 marks 
yearly by the hands of the sheriff of Cornwall [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
1292-1301, p. 573]. 

To John de London [ia], constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause 
to be repaired the houses, tower, walls and bridges of the castle, with the 
stable and wall of the king's garden without the castle, the houses and 
ponds of the park of Windsor, with the paling round the park the houses 
and walls of the manor of Kenyton, with the paling and wall round the 
park, and the houses and walls of the manor of Bray. 

To the same. Order to find hay and oats for the king's deer in the 
parks of Windsor and Kenyton during the present winter season. 

To the same. Order to pay to two chaplains celebrating in the king's 
chapel of the castle 50s. each yearly ; to Roger de Windes[ore], janitor of 
both gates of the castle, id. a day ; to Thomas Burnel, one of the viewers 
of the king's works there, 2d. a day; to Roger de Windes[ore], the other 
viewer of the works, 2d. a day ; to Master John de Spikesworth, clerk of 
the king's works, 2d. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day 
each ; to Adam the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2id. 
a day; to John de Bathon[ia], janitor of the park of Windsor and 
keeper of the king's houses there, id. a day ; to Robert de Say, chief 
forester of the forest of Windsor, 12d. a day ; and to John le Messager, 
parker of the park of Kenyton, l\d. a day; being their wages and 
stipends, from Michaelmas for one year. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to cause fifty lasts of 
herrings to be bought and provided for the king's use, and to send them 
to Berwick-on-Tweed, there to be delivered to the receiver of the king's 
store, as William de Burgh, whom the king has specially sent to them in 
this behalf, shall make known to them. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

To the sheriff of York. As William le Latimer, the younger, asserts 
that he has quittance of 10 marks Is. 8c?. for Easter term last of the 
20 marks 3s. id. yearly due from him to the exchequer for the ferm of 
the wapentake of Langebergh, in that county, the king orders the sheriff 
to supersede until three weeks from Michaelmas the demand made upon 
William for the former sum, upon his finding security to answer for it 
at the exchequer then unless he can show that he ought to be acquitted 
thereof. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Luvet, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 



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1308. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Eobert de Ascote, who cannot execute the duties of 
coroner because he is imprisoned at Oxford for certain trespasses that he 
is said to have committed in the forest of Whicchewode. 



Sept. 16. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas Ralph de Monte 
Kinloss. Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Joan, his wife, the king's 
daughter, and certain of their ministers of their liberty of Kilkenny are 
molested before the justiciary concerning the taking of John le Blunt, 
William le Crockar, Adam le Crockar, and Walter le Blunt and their 
detention in the earl and Joan's prison, and they have a day concerning 
this to answer before the justiciary in fifteen days from Michaelmas : the 
king, as the earl is with him in Scotland in his service, orders the 
justiciary to supersede this matter entirely and to respite it in the same 
state in which it now is until the quinzaine of Easter next. If any 
process have been made in anything touching this matter after the date 
of this writ to the damage or prejudice of the earl and countess or of 
their ministers or of their liberty aforesaid, the justiciary shall cause it to 
be put in respite until the said quinzaine in the same state in which it 
was in at the date of this writ. By p.s. [3453.] 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede entirely the execution 

Kinloss. of the exigent against Roger le Parker, in which he was placed for 
outlawry because he did not appear before Aymer de Valencia, Hugh le 
Despenser, and their fellows, justices to hear and determine certain 
trespasses committed against the king in the park of Cammel, wherewith 
he was charged, and not to molest or aggrieve him in any way hereafter 
for this reason, which exigent the king lately ordered the sheriff to 
supersede until Michaelmas last because Roger was in his service in 
Scotland, as Roger has now satisfied Queen Margaret, the king's consort, 
to whom the king granted the fines, ransoms and amercements of all 
those convicted before the justices of such trespasses, by a fine made 
with her, as she has signified to the king by her letters. 

Sept. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Master 
Kinloss. Jordan Moraunt lately arramed an assize of novel disseisin against 
Guillotus le Sautreur for certain tenements that belonged to John de 
Butterleye, to wit a messuage and four shops in the city of London, 
before the sheriffs of the city, to be pleaded according to the custom 
of the city, and the king ordered the sheriffs by a writ of the exchequer 
for certain reasons to supersede the taking of the assize and to warn 
Jordan to be in his proper person at the exchequer on the morrow of 
Holy Trinity last before the king's council, there to show what he 
claims to have or of right ought to have in the said tenements ; and 
after the matter had been discussed before the council in the exchequer, 
Guillotus, wishing to avoid the damages that he might incur if Jordan 
should recover the tenements by recognition of the assize aforesaid, 
rendered the tenements to Jordan before the council, renouncing any 
right that he might have therein, saving to him 20s. yearly from them, 
to be received until he should be satisfied for the debts in which John at 
his death was indebted to the king and which the king had given to 
Guillotus ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause nothing to 
be exacted or levied from the tenements except the said 20s. yearly for the 
use of Guillotus. 



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Sept. 4, 
Banff. 



1303. Membrane 3. 

Sept. 19. To John de Kyrkeby, fermor of the castle of Cokeramth. Order to 

Kinloss. cause the king's houses within the castle, the weirs of his fisheries, the 

paling round his park, and his mills to be repaired out of the ferm of the 

castle by the view and testimony of John son of Christiana and Thomas 

le Oysilur, viewers of the king's works there. 

To the bailiff of Sandwich. Order to cause a house of the king in that 
town constructed for the king's fair there and the king's tower in the 
town to be repaired by the view and testimony of John de Hoo and 
Thomas de Shelvyng. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king lately — at 
the suit of Guidetus and Janotus Spynell', citizens of Genoa, suggesting 
that they had been robbed by certain malefactors of Flanders of a ship 
of Dover that they caused to be laden at Whitsand with horses, armour, 
gold cloth, silk, velvet and other goods to the value of 522 marks sterling 
and over, on the voyage to Dover — requested John, count of Namur, 
and Guy, his brother, sons of Guy, count of Flanders, to cause to be 
restored to Guidetus and Janotus, or their attorney, the ship, horses, 
armour, cloth and other goods, or their value ; and he ordered the mayor 
and sheriffs, because the count and Guy did nothing in answer to his 
request, to cause goods of the merchants of Flanders who were not of the 
party of the king of France to be arrested to the value of 522 marks and 
over, and to cause them to be kept under the seals of the Flemings and 
of the attorneys of Guidetus and Janotus until further orders ; and the 
king now learns from the complaint of William Julian, merchant of 
Bordeaux, that the mayor and sheriffs have caused certain of his wines to 
be arrested in that city by virtue of the order aforesaid, and that they 
detain them by reason of a contract between him and certain men of 
Flanders for the sale of the wines to them, although he had claimed 
the wines before the mayor and sheriffs as his own, and the Flemings 
had no part in them, and he had not received any money from them for 
the wines at the time of the arrest, and this he offered to verify in any 
way that the king's court should decide: the king orders the mayor and 
sheriffs, if William can prove and verify before them that the wines are 
his own property and were in his seisin and not in that of any Fleming 
at the time of the arrest and that he had not received any money for them 
from any Fleming by reason of any contract, and that he does not 
fraudulently avouch the wine to be his own, to cause the wine to be 
restored to William, or to cause him to be satisfied for its value. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause to be taken in the king's stew 
of Fosse sixty pike, sixty bream and as many eels as John de Godele, 
king's clerk, shall direct, for the expenses of the household of Queen 
Margaret, the king's consort, and to cause them to be sent to John at 
Tynemouth to the queen's household. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Mare to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for three knights' 
fees for the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, 
ja>s he was with the king by his order in the said armies for the service of 
three knights, which he then acknowledged to the king for the inheritance 
of his wife by reason of the honour of Combe, as appears to the king by 
inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for those armies. 

Oct. 10. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Kinloss. to Idonia, late the wife of Thomas de Gatesden, a quarter of the manor of 



Sept. 19. 
Kinloss. 



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1303. 



Sept. 19. 
Kinloss. 



Sept. 20. 
Kinloss. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

Bocton Alulphi, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the death of Thomas, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas and Idonia held the said quarter at Thomas's 
death of Idonia' s inheritance of the king as of the honour of Boulogne, 
which is in the king's hands, by the service of doing suit at the king's 
court of "Wytham from month to month and of rendering 6L 13s. id. 
yearly to the lepers of Bourn, and the king has taken her fealty for the 
quarter. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause William Roys of 
Grantham, imprisoned at Peterborough for the death of William de 
Northstoke, who was slaia in co. Lincoln, wherewith he is charged, to be 
released from prison, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff 
of Lincoln that William was charged with the said death out of hatred 
and malice, and not because he was guilty thereof, and he has found the 
sheriff of Lincoln by the king's order twelve men of that county, to wit 
John Roys of Grantham, Gilbert de Crosholm of Gunwardeby, Walter le 
Graunt of Gunwardeby, Thomas de Basin gham of Grantham, Thomas 
Roys of Grantham, William de Horton of Welleby, Alvred Crisping of 
Athelington, Simon le Clerk of Dunsthorp, John son of Nicholas de 
Lunderthorpe, John Wade of Gunwardeby, Adam Boymund of 
Gunwardeby and Robert le Graunt of Belton, who have mainperned to 
have him before the justices at the first assize in co. Lincoln to stand 
to right if any one wish to speak against him, as the sheriff of Lincoln 
has signified to the king by his letters. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 



To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king lately — 
because Guidetus and Janotus Spynell, citizens of Genoa, had been 
despoiled of horses, armour, cloth of gold, and silk, velvet, and other 
goods to the value of 522 marks sterling and over in a ship of Dover laden 
at Whitsand on the voyage to Dover by certain malefactors of Flanders — 
requested John, count of Namur, and Guy, his brother, sons of Guy, 
count of Flanders, to cause the horses, armour, cloth and goods, or their 
value, to be restored to Guidetus and Janotus, and, for greater security, 
he ordered the mayor and sheriffs to cause goods of the merchants of 
Flanders who were not of the party of the king of France to be arrested 
to the value of 522 marks and over, and to cause them to be kept safely 
under the seal of the said Flemings and of the attorneys of Guidetus and 
Janotus until the king should ascertain what restitution the count and 
Guy should cause to be made to Guidetus and Janotus, or until further 
orders, and to certify the king of their proceedings in this matter ; and 
the mayor and sheriffs have signified to the king that among the goods 
and wares arrested by them by virtue of the said order they had arrested 
certain pieces of cloth found in the seisin of Henry Scof of Malynes, citi- 
zen of London, to the value of 120 marks, which Guidetus and Janotus 
asserted belonged to merchants of Flanders, and that Henry claimed them 
as his own chattels, and offered to prove and verify the ownership thereof 
by whatsoever means the king's court should decide ; and the mayor and 
sheriffs, because they were given to understand that he tendered such 
proof and verification maliciously in order to exclude the said merchants 
from recovering their goods, deferred admitting the verification and proof 
without another order from the king. As Henry has now before the king 
offered to prove by any means that the king's court shall decide that the 
cloth was at the time of the arrest and before his own, and that no 
Fleming had at that time any share in it, and has besought the king to 



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130 



o. 



Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



Oct. 10. 
Kinloss. 



Sept. 23. 
Kinloss. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

do him justice in this matter, the king orders the mayor and sheriffs to 
restore the cloth to Henry, if he can prove and verify before them that it 
was his own at the time of the arrest and before, and that no Fleming 
had any share in it at that time, and that he did not tender the proof and 
verification before them in fraud of the said merchants of Genoa, and to 
cause goods of merchants of Flanders who were not of the party of the 
king of France to be arrested to the value of 522 marks and over, and to 
cause them to be kept in form aforesaid until otherwise ordered. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas de la Hide, sheriff of Cornwall, of 20 marks paid by him, by 
virtue of the king's order of 8 July, in the thirtieth year of his reign, to 
Peter Burdet, to whom the king had granted the custody of the castle of 
Lanceveton and of his prison there for life by his letters patent, receiving 
therefor 20 marks yearly from the sheriff of that county [Calendar of 
Patent Rolls, 1292-1301, p. 573]. 

Adam Vergent le Mouner, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of 
Durant de Estgate of Welingham, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

To Roger le Brabazon. Order to cause to be released Edmund le 
Taillur of Basingstok, imprisoned in the Marshalsea for the death of 
Richard de London [ia], whereof he was appealed by Christiana, late the 
wife of the said Richard, and for the death of John de London [ia], 
whereof he was appealed by Alice, late the wife of John, in the king's 
court before Roger and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king, 
which appeal the women did not prosecute, as the king learns from 
Roger's testimony, as William de Combe of co. Berks, Thomas de Cheselden, 
and Walter de Basingstok of co. Southampton, and Walrand de Pokeriche 
of co. Hertford have mainperned before Master William de Grenefeld, 
the chancellor, that Edmund shall forthwith set out for Scotland, to 
stay there in the king's service during his pleasure. It is provided 
that Edmund shall stand to right in the king's court if any one wish 
to speak against him concerning the said deaths when he returns from 
Scotland. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause William Roys of 
Grantham, imprisoned at Peterborough for the death of William de, 
Northstok, who was slain in co. Lincoln, wherewith he is charged, to 
be released fron prison, as the king, upon its being found by an inquisi- 
tion taken by the sheriff of Lincoln that William was charged with 
the death out of hatred and malice and not because he is guilty, 
ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to certify him of the names of twelve 
men of that county who should mainpern to have W T illiam before the 
justices at the first assizes to stand to right if any one should wish to 
speak against him, and William has found the said sheriff twelve men 
of that county, to wit John Roys of Grantham, Gilbert de Crosholm of 
Gunwardeby, Walter le Graunt of Gunwardeby, Thomas de Basingham 
of Grantham, Thomas Roys of Grantham, William de Hortdn of Welby, 
Alvred Crispyng of Athelington, Simon le Clerk of Dunsthorp, John 
son of Nicholas de Lunderthorp, John Wade of Gunwardeby, Adam 
Baymund of Gunwardeby, and Robert le Grant of Belton, who have 
mainperned to have him in form aforesaid, as the sheriff of Lincoln 
has made known to the king. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 

Oct. 13. 

Kinloss. 



Oct. 15. 

Kinloss. 



Oct. 15. 

Kinloss. 



Oct. 17. 
Dundee. 



Oct. 10. 

Kinloss. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

Geoffrey son of Geoffrey of Brethenham, imprisoned at Bury St. 
Edmunds for the death of Bartholomew son of Agatha, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail him until the first 
assize. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to molest 
Brother John de Monte Martini, appointed prior of Priterwell by the prior 
of St. Pancras, Lewes, in any way by reason of the last voidance of the 
priory of Priterwell, the king having taken his fealty and caused the 
temporalities of the priory to be restored to him, as appears by inspection 
of the rolls of chancery, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent, that the escheator was 
wont to go to the priory upon every voidance in times past, and to take a 
simple seisin there in the name of the king's lordship and to appoint 
a janitor at the gate of the priory for the protection of the convent, and 
that the escheator and janitor left the priory immediately upon the hew 
prior's bringing to the escheator the king's letters of admission, without 
levying or receiving any issues for the king's use, and it is found by 
inspection of the rolls of the exchequer that nothing was answered to the 
king or his progenitors at the exchequer for any issues thereof at any 
voidance thereof. 

To the same. Order to cause W. bishop of Bath and Wells to be 
acquitted at the exchequer of the ferm of the manors of Congresbury, 
Axebrugg and Ceddre, co. Somerset, as the king granted, in the twenty- 
ninth year of his reign, to Queen Margaret, his consort, among other lands 
that he granted and committed to her for life in acquittance of certain 
expenses of her and of Thomas, the king's son, and of their households, 
the ferm that the bishop renders at the exchequer for the said manors. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit 
Amaneuus de la Bret to hold the castle and manor of Tykhul and all the 
other lands that Constance, daughter of the late Gaston, vicomte of 
Bearne (Byern), held in England before the late war between the king 
and the king of France, with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, 
wardships, reliefs, escheats and all other appurtenances, and not to 
intermeddle therewith in any way, as the king has granted to Amaneuus 
the said castle, manor and lands with all appurtenances, which he had 
caused to be taken into his hands for certain reasons. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to restore to Richard, parson of the 
church of Hope Boudlers, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's hands upon his being charged before William Inge and 
Roger de Suthcote, justices to deliver Shrewsbury gaol, with theft, as he 
has purged his innocence before W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to 
whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the privilege 
of the clergy. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause Roger de Lee, keeper of the king's 
manor of Claverlegh, to have in the forest of Kynefar twelve oaks fit for 
timber, in order to repair the mills in that manor. By the treasurer. 



MEMBRANE 2. 

Sept. 20. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order not to intermeddle with the honour of 

Kinloss. Leicester or with the men of the honour or with anything pertaining to it, 

and not to permit his bailiffs to intermeddle, and to restore to Thomas, 



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Oct. 20. 

Dundee. 



Oct. 26. 
Dundee. 



Oct. 23. 

Skene. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

earl of Lancaster, son and heir of Edmund, the king's brother, or to his 
bailiffs anything that the sheriffs or his bailiffs may have taken from the 
honour, as the late king granted to Edmund and the heirs of his body by 
his letters patent, which the king has inspected and accepted, the honour 
of Leicester with all appurtenances, and ordered all sheriffs of counties in 
which the honour lies not to intermeddle with the honour or the men of 
the honour or with other things pertaining to it, unless they should be 
requested to do so by Edmund's bailiffs. 

The like to the sheriff of Leicester not to intermeddle with the honour 
of Lancaster. 

To the constable of Berwick castle. Order to receive William, earl of 
Ros, whom Nicholas de Chilham, William de Tudenham, and Reginald le 
Lumbard, the king's yeomen, who are specially deputed to bring the earl 
to the king, shall deliver to the constable, and to cause the earl and his 
men and the said yeomen to have suitable chambers and other houses 
within the castle, so that the earl may be safely kept there until the king 
shall cause other order to be taken concerning him. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to 
Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, the issues 
received by the escheator from the manors of Staunton Quyntyn, co. 
Wilts, and Frome, co. Dorset, as the king lately — upon its being found 
by an inquisition taken by Master Richard de Havering, escheator this 
side Trent, that Herbert de Sancto Quintino held at his death no lands of 
the king in Richard's bailiwick except the manors of Wodehalle and 
Brandesburton, which he held of the king as of the honour of Albemarle, 
which is in the king's hands, by the service of a fifth of a knight's fee, 
and also by an inquisition taken by Walter that Herbert held of the said 
earl the manors of Staunton Quyntyn and Frome by knight service, and 
that he held no other lands of the king in chief in Walter's bailiwick by 
reason whereof the wardship of his land ought to pertain to the king 
— ordered Walter not to intermeddle further with the said manors, which 
he had taken into the king's hands by reason of Herbert's death, and the 
earl has entered the manors by virtue of that order. 

To the justices of the Bench. Although the king lately, upon the 
testimony of Aymer de Valencia], captain (capitanei) of the king's army 
on this side of the sea ol Scotland, signifying to the chancellor that 
Roger de Pykering, clerk, Richard le Taillur of Thorp Arches, and 
Thomas Styghbayn were in Scotland in the king's service, granted to 
Roger, Richard and Thomas his special letters of protection to last until 
Easter, the king now, because Aymer afterwards testified to the chancellor 
by other letters that Roger, Richard and Thomas were not then in the 
king's service in Scotland and are not at present, and that he had been 
deceived into making the former testification, orders the justices that 
Roger, Richard and Thomas shall not have any defence by virtue of the 
said letters of protection before them in the Bench in derogation of the 
right of the king or of anyone else, and he wills that the said letters 
shall be entirely null and void. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Helewisia, late the wife of John de Lyston, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence, in the presence of John de Lyston, son and heir of the said John, 
if he choose to be present. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1303. 
Nov.l. 

Cambus- 
kenneth 

Nov.l. 

Cattibus- 
kenneth. 



Nov.l. 

Cambus- 
kenneth 
(Cambus- 
kyneth). 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

Robert Maderel, imprisoned at Sumerton for the death of John le 
Skynnere, slain at Nyweton Hawys, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Somerset to bail him. 

To Thomas Alard, keeper of the king's lands of the marsh of 
Wynchelese. As the king understands that the walls (tvallie) and ditches 
made for the saving and protection of his lands and also of other lands 
of those parts are now so broken down by inundation of the sea that his 
lands and .the lands of others of those parts are so inundated that it is 
thought probable that all the lands will be entirely lost unless the walls 
and ditches be speedily repaired ; and the king's tenants of the lands 
refuse to contribute to such repairs by reason of a composition made 
between them and the tenants of other lands in the marsh, to wit that 
the king's lands should be defended by the lands of others there in such 
repairs of the walls, and the tenants of the other lands are unable to 
make sufficient repair of the walls and ditches, as the king learns, by 
reason of the great costs that would now be necessary for this purpose ; 
the king orders the keeper to make repair of the walls and ditches, 
according to the quantity of the king's lands there, together with the 
tenants of other lands there without delay, on this occasion, of the king's 
special grace, lest for lack of such contribution greater damage be done 
hereafter. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause John de Northwode, the 
younger, to have seisin of a messuage, 100 acres of land and four acres 
of meadow in Berklawe, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the messuage, land and meadow, which William de Asshindon, 
who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year 
and a day, and that William held them of John> and that John de Chishill 
and Richard le Warenner of Great Lynton had the king's year and day 
thereof, for which they ought to answer to the king. 

Otto de Grandisono, who is staying in Gascony by the king's order for 
certain affairs specially touching the king, has letters to the sheriff of 
Lancaster to respite debts until Easter next. 

To R. bishop of London, collector of the tenth for three years lately 
imposed upon the clergy of England by pope Boniface. As the king 
greatly nee^ds money for the stay of himself and his men in Scotland to 
hasten and complete his expedition there, which he hopes to bring shortly 
to the desired end and which may be delayed for lack of money to the 
shame and damage of him and of all his realm, he requests the bishop to 
cause 20001. of the money of the tenth to be paid as a loan to John de 
Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe, whom the king is sending specially 
tb him for this purpose and to whom the bishop is desired to give credence 
in what he shall explain to him on the king's behalf, which sum the king 
has enjoined upon John to bring to him in Scotland. The bishop is 
desired not to neglect this, as he loves the king and the honour and profit 
of him and his realm by reason of any assignment of the said money 
previously made by the king to Gascons or to others. The king will 
cause this sum to be repaid to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of 
London, who was deputed with the bishop for this purpose, or to Master 
John Bonichi de Senis, his commissary, at Easter next at London, or will 
cause due allowance therefor to be made in the money due to the king 
from the tenth. He sends to the bishop his letters patent testifying the 
receipt of the money. By letters of J. de Drokenesford, 

Vacated, because the letters were restored and cancelled. 



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Nov. 1. 

Cambus- 
kenneth. 



Nov. 1. 
Cambus- 
kenneth. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

The like to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London. 

[Vacated , as above.] 
The like to Master John Bonichi de Senis, commissary of Bartholomew. 

[Vacated j as above,] 

To R. bishop of London, collector of the papal tenth with Master 
Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of St. Paul's, London. Order to 
cause all the money received and levied from the tenth throughout the 
whole realm, both the money in their hands and in the hands of their 
subordinate collectors, and also the money deposited by them or their 
subordinates, and also all money to be levied hereafter from the tenth, to 
be arrested and kept safely until otherwise ordered, under pain of forfeiting 
all that he can forfeit to the king. The king is sending to him John de 
Sandale, his clerk, to whom he is ordered to give credence in the matter 
of the tenth and in other things that he will explain to them. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 998.] 

The like to Master John Bonichi de Senis, commissary of Master 
Bartholomew de Ferentino. [Ibid.] 

To R. bishop of Ely. Order, under pain of forfeiture of all that he 
can forfeit, to keep in deposit until further orders from the king all the 
money that he still owes, as the king understands, to the merchants of 
the society of the Spini of Florence, and to certify the king with all speed 
by his letters and by Ralph de Dalton, king's clerk, the bearer of the 
presents, of the total of the debts, to what merchants they are owing, how 
much is owing to each person, and of the terms appointed for payment, 
and how much he has paid, and to whom he has paid it, and of what he 
intends to do in this behalf. 

To Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
give credence to what John de Sandale, king's clerk, whom the king is 
sending to him, shall tell him by word of mouth concerning the matters 
of the papal tenth and other affairs of the king. 

The like to the mayor of London, the treasurer of the New Temple, 
London, the treasurer of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England at Clerkenwell, London. 

Memorandum that John de Sandale left York for London with the said 
letters on Saturday, 9 November. 

To the abbot and convent of Seleby, collectors of the papal tenth. 
Order to cause to be kept safely until further orders all the money received 
by him or others in his name from the said tenth, or to be received 
hereafter, under pain of forfeiting all that he can forfeit. 
The like to the following : 

The abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. 
The prior and convent of Carlisle 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to arrest all the money 
arising from the said tenth in Ireland in the hands of whomsoever it 
may be, and to cause it to be placed and kept in deposit in some certain 
place by the collectors until he and the collectors shall be otherwise 
ordered by the king, and order to certify the king of his proceedings in 
this matter and the amount of the money thus arrested by him, and in 
whose hands it is. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
enjoin the collectors of the said tenth to arrest, under pain of forfeiture 
<of all that they can forfeit, all the money of the tenth collected or to be 



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Oct. 23. 

Skene, 



igng Membrane 2 — conU 

collected by them or their collectors, and to cause it to be kept safely 
without paying anything out from it until otherwise ordered by the 
king. 

To the collectors of the papal tenth in Ireland. Order to the like 
effect. 

To William Trussel, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause William Clerk, courier (earsorem) of the king's wardrobe, 
whom the king is sending to Ireland for certain affairs that he has much 
at heart, to have speedy and safe passage to those parts at the courier's 
cost. 

The like to William de Ciconiis, constable of Conewey castle. 

The like to William de Sutton, justice of North Wales. 

Nov. 6. Henry le Charetter of Grene Hamerton, imprisoned at York for the 

Dunfermline, death of William son of Nigel de Grene Hamerton, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

William Harding of Dale, imprisoned at York for the death of Adam 
de Slegyle, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Wyntersell,* keeper of the honour of L'Aigle, in Sussex, to be acquitted 
of the portion of his ferm for the manors and lands of the honour except 
the castle of Pevenese from 20 February last, when the king granted to 
Queen Margaret, his consort, the honour in Sussex, with the hundreds, 
chaces, and other appurtenances in that county, saving to him the castle 
of Pevenese with the services, wardships and all other things pertaining 
to it, during the king's pleasure, and ordered John to deliver to her the 
honour with the manors, hundreds, chaces and other appurtenances except 
the castle as aforesaid. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Pridias the issues received by the escheator from a moiety of 
two water-mills in Trevereu and from a messuage and twelve acres of land 
in the suburbs of that town, as the king lately — upon its being found by 
an inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas Dewy at his death held 
of the king the hamlet of Trewithenek as of the manor of Moresk, which 
is of the ancient demesne of the crown, by fealty, rendering therefor yearly 
to the manor 4s. Qd. for all service, and that Thomas held no other 
lands of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought 
to pertain to the king — ordered the escheator to retain the hamlet in the 
king's hands until otherwise ordered and not to intermeddle further with 
the other lands that Thomas held of other lords, and it appears to the 
king by inspection of the inquisition aforesaid that Thomas at his death 
held of Thomas de Pridias a moiety of the said two water-mills in burgage 
by homage and the service of Qd. yearly, and a messuage and twelve acres 
in the suburbs of the town by knight service, which moiety, messuage and 
land he entered, as he says, by virtue of the king's order aforesaid. 



Sept. 23* 
Kinloss. 



Membrane 2 — Schedules, 

To E. bishop of London, collector, with Master Bartholomew de 
Perentino, canon of London, of the tenth for three years recently imposed 
upon the clergy of England by pope Boniface in aid of the church of 
Borne. As the king greatly needs money for the stay of himself and his 

* Called * de Wyntreshill ' in the marginal abstract. 



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Membrane 2 — Schedules — cont. 

men in Scotland for the hastening and completion of his expedition there, 
which he intends to bring to the desired end shortly and which may be 
delayed for lack of money to the damage and shame of him and his realm, 
he requests the bishop to cause 2,000L of the third and last year of the 
said tenth to be paid by way of loan to John de Drokenesford, keeper of 
the wardrobe, whom the king is sending to the bishop for this purpose, to 
be carried by him to the king in Scotland, to whom the bishop is to give 
credence in those things that he shall intimate to him on the king's behalf. 
The bishop is enjoined not to neglect this as he loves the honour and 
profit of the king and of all his realm by reason of any orders previously 
sent to him by the king or of any assignments to men of Gascony or 
others by the king or in his name. The king will cause the sum to be 
paid to the bishop and to Master Bartholomew or to Master John Bonich' 
de Senis, Bartholomew's commissary, at the quinzaine of Easter next at 
London, or will cause due allowance therefor to be made in the part of 
the tenth that belongs to him by the pope's grant. As to this the king 
sends him his letters patent testifying the receipt of the money aforesaid. 
The like to the said Bartholomew, or to Master John Bonich[ii] de 
Senis, his commissary. 



Oct. 17. To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Holdernesse. As the king proposes to stay 

Dundee. in Scotland this winter for the expedition of his war there, and it is 
necessary that he should have many kinds of victuals for the maintenance 
of him and his men there, he orders Richard to cause to be bought and 
provided corn, wine, meat, fish and other victuals necessary for the 
maintenance of him and of his subjects, and to cause them to be carried 
to Scotland as he shall see fit, with all speed. 



Nov. 12. 

Dunfermline 



Nov. 1. 

Cambus- 
kenneth. 



Membrane l. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Whereas Peter de Scothowe of 
Norwich and William de Rollesby of Yarmouth, merchants of England, 
lately caused two ships to be laden at Yarmouth with wines and other 
victuals, and caused the wines and victuals to be taken to Zealand to trade 
there with them, certain malefactors of Zealand entered the ships by 
force and arms and took and carried away Peter's wines and victuals to the 
value of SOZ.and William's wines and victuals to the value of 501., against 
the will of Peter and William and of their yeomen then in the ships, 
without making any satisfaction therefor, as the king learns by the letters 
of John, duke of Lorraine (Latricli), Brabant and Lymburgh, his son, 
under his seal and by the letters of the communities of the city of 
Norwich and of the town of Yarmouth under their common seals : the 
king, desiring to provide Peter and William with a speedy remedy, orders 
the bailiffs to cause to be arrested all goods and wares of the merchants 
of Zealand found in their town to the value of 130/., and to cause them 
to be kept safely until Peter shall be satisfied for the said 80Z.,and William 
for the said SQL, or until otherwise ordered by the king, certifying the 
king by their letters of their proceedings. By p.s. 

To R. bishop of London, collector, with Master Bartholomew de 
Ferentino, canon of London, of the tenth for three years imposed by pope 
Boniface VIII upon the clergy of England. Whereas the king now greatly 
Deeds a large sum of money for the stay of him and his men in Scotland 



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for the hastening and completion of his expedition there, which he intends 
to bring to the desired end shortly, and which may be delayed for lack of 
money to the shame and damage of him and his realm, he requests the 
bishop to cause 2,000Z. of the third and last year of the tenth to be paid 
as a loan to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe, whom the 
king is sending to him for this reason, to be brought by John to the king 
in Scotland, as the king has enjoined upon him, to whom the bishop is to 
give credence in those things that he shall intimate to him on the king's 
behalf. The bishop is enjoined not to neglect this as he loves the king 
and the honour and profit of his realm by reason of any orders previously 
directed to him by the king or by reason of any assignments made to 
men of Gascony or others by the king from the tenth. The king will 
cause this sum to be paid to the bishop and to Bartholomew, or to 
Master John Bonichii de Senis, his commissary, at London at the 
quinzaine of Easter next, or will cause due allowance therefor to be made 
in the part of the tenth that pertains to him by the pope's grant, and 
will cause full acquittance to be made therefor. As to this the king 
sends to him his letters patent testifying the receipt of the said money. 

By letter of John de Drokenesford. 
Vacated, because the letters were restored and cancelled. 
The like to Bartholomew, or to the said John, his commissary. 
[Vacated, as above.] 

To Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, collector of 
the aforesaid tenth with the said bishop. As Edward, prince of Wales, 
now needs a great sum of money for the acquittance of divers necessary 
provisions made in the parts of London and elsewhere by Terricus le 
Vyleyn, his merchant, and by certain other of his ministers for his 
use, for him and his household and certain of the king's subjects staying 
in his company with the king in his war in Scotland, without which 
provisions he cannot conveniently stay in those parts, the king, specially 
trusting in Bartholomew's affection, requests him to pay 500Z. of the 
money of the tenth to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the wardrobe, for 
the use of Terricus in the name of the king's son, for the acquittance of 
the said provisions, as John will request him to do by word of mouth on 
the king's behalf. He is enjoined not to neglect this as he loves the 
king's profit and honour and that of his son by reason of any assignments 
previously made by the king to men of Gascony or others from the said 
money. The king will cause due allowance for this sum to be made 
to the bishop and Bartholomew or Master John Bonichii de Senis, 
Bartholomew's commissary, at their account in the part of the tenth that 
pertains to the king by the pope's grant, as to which he has caused his 
letters patent to be sent to Bartholomew. By letter of J. de Drokenesford. 

Oct. 10. To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Kyngeston-on-Hul. Order to cause a 

Kinloss. water-mill to be made on the water of Old Hul near that town, as he 

shall deem best for the profit of the king and the greatest easement of 

the men of that town. 



|o/jo MEMBRANE ldd. 

Not. 26. Richard de Staundene acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser 
Caversham 88/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Buckingham and Hertford. 



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Master Thomas de Erie acknowledges that he owes to Martin Shenche 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hip lands and chattels 
in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of letters patent of Amadeus (Amez), count of Sauvoie, and 
the other envoys and proctors of the king of England, making known that 
whereas the pope pronounced between Philip, king of France, and the said 
king a durable and firm peace between them as to the disputes and wars 
that have been between them, and agreement between the kings has still to 
be made concerning inheritances and the conditions and what pertains and 
may pertain to these inheritances, and the king of England has recently sent 
Amadeus and the others to Amiens with the envoys of the king of France 
to treat and agree concerning these inheritances and their conditions and 
what pertains or may pertain to them, and of everything that remains to 
be agreed between the two kings ; they, in order that the treaty may 
be brought to the desired end, have willed, granted and agreed that the 
peace pronounced by the pope shall be firmly held and observed until 
Easter next, and that they will, in the name of the king, cause prohibition 
to be made that no person of his lands or lordship shall, under pain of 
forfeiture of life and limb, maltreat by land or by sea the king of France 
and his men or lands until Easter, and that if any one offend in this behalf, 
the king of England will cause it to be redressed and to be replaced in its 
former estate without delay. In such manner that if within the said 
term one of them abandon or renounce the whole of the said treaty and 
break it, the said term until Easter shall be annulled and shall endure 
only until a month after one of the parties have broken the treaty 
openly with the other and by express words and have declared in express 
terms that he will no longer observe the treaty, but will break from it 
entirely. If by chance it happen that the dispute between the kings as to 
their inheritances and their conditions and as to what pertains or may 
pertain to the inheritances be not settled by agreement by assent of the 
parties or otherwise within the said term, then the king of England may 
prosecute and obtain his right in such manner as shall seem good to him. 
. They will cause the present grant and promise and the said prohibitions 
to be ratified, agreed and approved, held and observed firmly and loyally 
by the king of England. Dated at Amyens, 25 November, 1802. French. 
[Cf. the similar enrolment from the Almain Rolls in Fcedera.] 

Dec. 2. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made of the truce 

Hampstead. (suffer eticia) until Easter concluded by his envoys at Amiens with the king 
of France, and to cause it to be observed without contravention. [Fcedera.] 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. 
The like to the following : 

Edward, prince of Wales and earl of Chester. 

John de Hasting, seneschal of Gascony. 

John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. 

Robert de Burghessh, warden of the Cinque Ports. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelese. 

The mayor and bailiffs of La Rie. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. 

The bailiffs of the port of Romenhale. 

The bailiffs of the port of Hastinges. 

The bailiffs of the port of He the. 

The bailiffs of the port of Pevenese. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Berwick-on-Tweed. [Ibid.] 

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2 3Q2 Membrane 19d — cont. 

To Walter de Agmodesham, chancellor of Scotland. Order to issue 
orders to all the sheriffs of that land to cause the like proclamation to be 
made. [Ibid.] 

Dec. 10. William son of Thomas le Lung of Yukflete acknowledges that he 

Marlborough. owes t William de Thorntoft 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to take into the king's hands the lands 

Beading. f Giles de Argenteim, and to cause them to be kept safely until otherwise 
ordered, and to attach his body so as to have him before the king in the 
octaves of St. Hilary next to answer to the king for his contempt, as the 
king lately caused the holding of tournaments, jousts and tilting, etc., to 
be forbidden by the sheriff of Surrey in that county and also by the other 
sheriffs in their counties without the king's licence, and Giles, who had 
been adjudged to prison for a contempt against the king, whereof he was 
convicted before the king, and who was delivered from prison under 
certain conditions by security found before the king to go with John de 
Segrave to Scotland in the king's service, has gone from the king's 
service in Scotland and has made jousts at Biflet, co. Surrey, before 
Michaelmas last, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff 
of Surrey. 

The like to the sheriff of Kent to attach Henry de Ley burn, who made 
jousts at Byflet as above. 

The like to the same sheriff to attach Bartholomew de Badlesmere. 

The like to the sheriff of Sussex to attach Eobert de Monte Alto. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk to attach Robert de Tony. 

The like to the same to attach William de Creye. 

The like to the sheriff of Middlesex to attach John Joce. 

To M. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Porticu. Request that he will 
use his influence with the pope in favour of the petition of Master John 
called <Buhs'° of London, a household clerk of the king, that he may have 
licence to retain the two ecclesiastical benefices with cure of souls that he 
now holds, and that he may acquire another with cure of souls, as John 
has long and usefully served the king and the king wishes to promote his 
advantage. 

The like to P. bishop of Burgos (Burgens'), the pope's referendary. 

Dec. 9. John de Maunte acknowledges that he owes to William le Menestral 

Marlborough. 10Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
London. 

Thomas de Glatton acknowledges that he owes to Roger le Ferur of 
London 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Oxford, Northampton and Huntingdon. 

Richard de Weyland, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William le 
Menestral 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

William le Puleter acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Bruges 20s. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Here- 
ford. 

Dec. 2. To the dean and chapter of the king's free chapel of Wolvernehampton. 

Hampstead. As the king is bound by oath to maintain the rights of his crown and 

dignity, he inhibits them from proceeding without consulting him to 

* Called * Bush ' in the marginal title. 



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1302. 



Dec. 10. 

Marlborough. 

Dec. 10. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 26. 

Odiham. 



Membrane 19d — cont. 

make any execution in relation to the matter of a provision (nef/ocium 
provisorium) of a prebend in that chapel to be assigned by papal authority 
to one Ottobonus Malespania, the execution whereof has been committed 
to them, as the king's learns, which, if it were proceeded with, would 
redound to the king's prejudice and the injury of his crown and dignity. 
If they have proceeded to the reception of aught by the authority afore- 
said, they shall revoke such process and procure its revocation by others, 
so conducting themselves in this matter that the king may not have to 
punish them as violaters of his right and crown. [Prynne, Records, iii, 
p. 993.] 

Master Thomas de Suthwerk, parson of the church of West Tidderlegh, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 100s.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 

To Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause such 
writs to be made to Geoffrey de Morton, citizen of Dublin, for the 
following debts as have been wont to be made to others in those parts in 
accordance with the statute of merchants, as Peter de Bermengeham, lord 
of Totemoy, and Alan son of William son of Warin, knights, of Ireland, 
acknowledged before John le Blund, mayor of the city of London, and 
Henry de Leycestr[ia], the king's clerk, deputed to take recognisances of 
debts in that city in accordance with the said statute, that they owed to 
Geoffrey 100Z., which they ought to have paid at Martinmas, in the 
thirtieth year of the reign, and also 120L, which they ought to have paid 
at the quinzaine of Martinmas, in the thirty-first year, and which they 
have not yet paid, as the mayor and clerk have signified by their letters 
patent under the seal for recognisances. 

Hugh atte Ford of Little Badwe acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Benstede, clerk, 100Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 



1303 Membrane lQd — Schedules. 

Feb. 6. Memorandum, that Hugh le Despenser, Guy, earl of Warwick, 

Nettleham. Hugh Pointz, Thomas de Furnivall, Hugh de Curtenay, Andrew de 
Estleye, John de Grey of Eotherfeld, John de Insula Vecta, John de 
Clinton, and Bernard de Brus paid to Walter de Aylesbury and Master 
Andrew de Essheburn, executors of the will of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, 
222Z. 4s. 2d. (sic), to wit each of them 83 marks 4s. 5d. (sic), for Hilary 
term, 29 Edward I, in part payment of 1000 marks that they 
acknowledged that they owed to the said earl for Ralph Basset, son and 
heir of Ralph Basset, tenant in chief, then a minor, in order that Ralph, 
although not of full age, should have seisin of his lands and that he 
might marry, the wardship and marriage having been granted to the earl 
by the king in part satisfaction of a debt in which the king was indebted 
to the earl, and they were acquitted thereof, as Walter and Alexander 
have acknowledged in chancery for themselves and their co-executors. 

The said Hugh, Guy, Hugh, Thomas, Hugh, Andrew, John, John, 
John and Bernard paid 222Z. 4s. 2d. (sic), for Hilary term, in the thirtieth 
year, as Walter de Aylesbury, one of the executors of the earl's will, 
acknowledged for himself and his co-executors. 

Memorandum that Hugh, Guy, [Hugh] Thomas, Hugh, Andrew, John, 
John, and Bernard afterwards, in the thirty-first year, paid to the executors 
222Z. 4s. 5d., in full payment of the said 1,000 marks, as appears by the 
letters patent sewed to this schedule of Hugh, abbot of Hayles, William 
de Bereford and Walter de Aylesbiry, executors of the said will. 



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Letter of the said abbot, William and Walter, administrators of the 
issues of the escheatry committed to the said earl by the king in the name 
of a debt, acknowledging receipt of the aforesaid sum by the hands of 
James de Berkhamstede, clerk, their receiver, in full payment of the said 
1000 marks. Sealed with the seal [now missing] used by them in 
matters touching the said escheatry, together with James's seal. Dated 
at Oxford, on Wednesday after the Close of Easter, 31 Edward. 



Letter from Walter de Ayllesburs to Sir Adam de Osgodeby, requesting 
him to cause the aforesaid recognisance to be withdrawn (trere), because 
Ralph (Eaulyn) Basset has fully paid the 1000 marks, for which he made 
his recognisance at London in chancery before Adam, as he will remember. 
In testimony whereof Walter sends to him his letters patent. Dated at 
Warrewik, Friday after St. Mark, 31 Edward. (Seal missing.) French. 



1302. 
Dec. 10. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 11. 

Marlborough. 



MEMBRANE 18d. 

To William le Vavassur. Whereas the king has appointed the sheriff 
of York to make divers provisions of corn in that county for the main- 
tenance of the king and his magnates who are going with him to Scotland 
at Whitsuntide next, and he has requested men of religion and others of 
the community of that county to aid and counsel the sheriff in making the 
said provisions, as William, William de Cantilupo, Ralph son of William, 
and John de Insula, or two of them, shall cause them to be requested 
on the king's behalf : the king, because he has this matter much at 
heart, orders William, together with William, Ralph and John, or one of 
them, to induce by such ways and means as they shall deem best the said 
men of religion and others to do the premises, signifying to them on the 
king's behalf that he will cause them to be satisfied for the corn from the 
issues of the county and from the first money that shall be levied from 
the aid granted to him in the same county to marry his eldest daughter, 
so conducting himself in this behalf as to merit the king's commendation. 
[Pari Writs.] 
The like to the following : 
The said William de Cantilupo, Ralph and John, and each of them. 
Ralph de Sandwico, John de Sandale, Ranulph de Monte Caniso and 

Humphrey de Waleden, in cos. Essex and Hertford. 
Ralph de Tateshale, William de Kerdeston, John de Thorpe, John le 

Bretun and William Roslyn, for cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Robert Hereward and Master Richard de Abyndon, for co. Cambridge. 
The said Robert and Richard for co. Huntingdon. 
Edmund Deyncurt, Henry de Baiocis, Roger de Hegham and 

Thomas de Burnham, in co. Lincoln. 
Thomas de Furnivall, Master Richard de Haveryng and Hugh de 
Notingham, in cos. Nottingham and Derby. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Dore. The king understands that the abbot of Clteaux 
has sent certain of his proctors to the abbot and other abbots of that order 
in the realm in order to exact from them a sum of money for his use, and 
that the said abbot has been appointed executor of this exaction. As this 
exaction may redound against the king ordinance against carrying silver 
out the realm and otherwise to his prejudice, he inhibits the abbot from 
making to the abbot of Citeaux or anyone in his name any subsidy in 



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Dec. 26. 

Odiham. 



1303. 
Jan. 1. 
Odiham 



Membrane lSd — cont. 

money or other things by reason whereof money or silver may be carried 
out of the realm or fraud may otherwise be done to the ordinance aforesaid, 
by reason of any subvention, gift, loan or in any other manner, without 
the king's assent and licence, or from making any exaction from any 
abbots in the realm to pay any such subvention to the abbot of Citeaux, 
or from molesting them in any way by reason of the non-payment of any 
such exaction. He is to understand that if he do otherwise, the king will 
severely punish him for so doing. 

To the abbot of Vale Royal. Order forbidding him to pay anything to 
the abbot of Citeaux by reason of the exaction aforesaid. 

Memorandum, that on Tuesday before St. Lucy, Sir Adam de Osgodeby, 
keeper of the rolls of chancery, delivered the king's great seal to Master 
William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester and chancellor of England, at 
London, in the chancellor's chamber in the lodging of the bishop of 
Chichester, in the presence of Master John de Cadomo and Sir William 
de Byrlay and Sir Robert de Bardelby, under whose seals Adam kept the 
said seal by the king's order while the chancellor was abroad on the king's 
affairs ; and the chancellor received the seal into his own hands there, 
and sealed writs with it on the morrow. 

To Roger le Brabazon. Order to come to the king at Odyham on 
Sunday, the coming feast of Epiphany, as the king wishes to have 
colloquy and treaty with him upon certain affairs specially touching the 
king. [Pari. Writs.] 

The like to John de Berewyk, Gilbert de Roubury, William de Bereford, 
William Inge and Henry Spygurnel. [Ibid.] 

Nicholas atte Broke of Bensington, Richard le Fevre of Esyndon and 
John Attevorteye of Crowemersh acknowledge that they owe to Master 
William de Apperle 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 



Jan. 2. 
Odiham. 



Henry, parson of the church of Shipton, diocese of Worcester, 
acknowledges that he owes to the said William 100$. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Henry de Leyburn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Creye 800Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Kent. 



The said Henry acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Leyburn 
3001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Kent. 



Jan. 8. John de Pavely came before the king, on Thursday after the 

Odiham. Circumcision, and sought to replevy his land in Cherleton, which was 

taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of tjie 

Bench against Isabel, late the wife of Adam le Myre. This is signified 

to the justices. 

Jan. 8. Thomas de Neuton, parson of the church of Earl's Wynterburn, diocese 

Odiham. of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Lacy, earl of 

Lincoln, 6iL 4s. Id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

and chattels in co. Wilts. 



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1303. 



Jan. 19. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 26. 

Chertsey. 



Jan. 21. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 6. 
Odiham, 



Membrane lSd — cont 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Afton to Sir John deDrokenesford, 
clerk, of his right in the manor of Afton, which Sir Richard de Afton, 
his father, granted to John, and which John, after he had seisin thereof, 
demised to Richard for life, concerning which a fine was made between 
them before the justices of the Bench. Witness: Sir Philip de Hoyvill, 
John Randolf and Richard de Borhunte, knights; Baldwin de Insula, 
James de Norton, Richard de Wynton[ia] and John de Hagheman. 
Dated at Chynham, on Saturday the morrow of St. Matthew, 1302. 

Thomas le Ras came before the king, on Saturday after St. Hilary, 
and sought to replevy to William Belebek and Maud, his wife, their land 
in Wytteneye, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against Hugh de Northleye. This is 
signified to the justices of the Bench. 

William Tuchet acknowledges that he owes to Master William de 
Grenefeld, chancellor, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Ralph de Hokyngton, parson of the church of St. Michael, Long 
Stratton, diocese of Norwich, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Osgodby, Thomas de Haydon, clerk, and William de Bradden 60 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Simon son of John de Drayton acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Yeer of Sudburgh 36 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

John Mauntel came before the king, on Saturday after the Conversion 
of St. Paul, and sought to replevy to Robert Mauntel the latter's land 
in Hertwell Rode and Messenden, which was taken into the king's hands 
for his default before the justices of the Bench against Richard de 
Welmeston and Margery, his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Walter Gaceline acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Gloueestr[ia] 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Somerset. 

Enrolment of letters patent of George de Laverton witnessing receipt 
from Sir Geoffrey de Geynvill and Sir Nicholas de Geynvill, his son, of 
90£., in which they were indebted to him by a recognisance made in the 
exchequer at Westminster before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 
Dated at the New Temple, London, on Monday after the Conversion of 
St. Paul, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that George came into chancery at London, on 28 January, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the abbot and convent of Kyngeswode. Order to send to the 
chancery a strong horse not (evitum) by one of his men, so that 

it be there in the octaves of the Purification next, wherever the chancery 
may then be, to be delivered to Master William de Grenefeld, the 
chancellor, as the king needs a good and strong horse to carry the rolls 
of chancery. By K. 



MEMBRANE Yld. 

Feb. 3. The abbot of Certeseye acknowledges, for himself and his convent, that 

Windsor, he owes to Walter de Bracclesham, canon of Chichester, and William de 
Wyk, executors of the will of Master Roger de la Grave, 40 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 



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71 



1303. 
Jan. 20. 

Guildford. 



Jan. 12. 
Odiham. 



Jan. 28. 
Esher. 



Feb. 3. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 4. 

Windsor. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

To Ralph son of William. Order to go in person to John de Segrave, 
supplying the king's place in Scotland, with horses and arms and all his 
power with all speed upon sight of the presents, and to be intendent, 
aiding and counselling to him until the king's Scotch enemies have 
been repelled, who, as the king learns from John for certain, have invaded 
the land in those parts that are in the king's hands and it is feared 
that they may invade England. This he is enjoined not to omit as 
he loves the king and the honour of his realm and the safeguarding 
of those parts, and as the king specially trusts in him. The king 
intimates to him that he intends going to Scotland more quickly 
than he had intended by reason of the news aforesaid. He enjoins Ralph 
to conduct himself so in this matter that the king upon his arrival may 
test his diligence by the evidence of his deeds. The king is sending Ralph 
de Manton, clerk of his wardrobe, to Scotland, who will cause to be paid 
to Ralph and to the others who are coming thither at the king's expense 
their wages for so long as they shall stay there. [Fmlera ; ParL Writs.] 

The like to twenty-four others. [Ibid.] 

To Thomas, archbishop of York. Request to send men, horses and 
arms as above, and that he will induce the magnates and others of his 
province to hasten to Scotland with all their power. [ParL Writs.] 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to maintain, protect and defend 
Master Nicholas de Luvetot, king's clerk, in possession of the prebend of 
Kynwaldeston, in the king's free chapel of Wulverenhampton, which he lately 
acquired by the collation of the dean of the chapel and into possession of 
which he has been canonically inducted by the dean, and not to 
permit him to be hindered in any way as to the possession by Ottonus 
Male Spine or any one else by virtue of a papal provision made to him, as 
Ottobonus, claiming to have the prebend by such provision, endeavours 
to expel Nicholas from possession, which, if allowed, would be to the 
prejudice of the king's crown and royal dignity. fPrynne, Records, iii, 
p. 993.] 

To R. archbishop of Dublin. Order to come to the king as speedily as 
possible, or at least at the next parliament, as the king wishes to have 
colloquy and treaty with him upon certain arduous affairs touching the 
king and the estate of his realm. [ParL Writs.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the body of Alexander de 
Balliolo to be arrested, for certain trespasses committed by him against 
the king, so that he shall have him before the king on the first Sunday of 
Lent to answer to him for the trespasses, and to cause his lands, goods 
and chattels to be taken into the king's hands, and to cause them to be 
kept safely until otherwise ordered. [Fcedera.] 

The like to the sheriff of Hertford and Rokesburgh. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot and convent of Waltham Holy Cross. Order to grant to 
Master John de Kenleye, king's clerk, a suitable pension to be received 
from that house, making to him letters patent therefor, as they are bound 
by reason of the new creation of the abbot to grant to one of the king's 
clerks to be nominated by the king a pension to be received from their 
house until he shall be provided by them with a suitable ecclesiastical 
benefice. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1010.] 

To the sheriff of Devon and to Nicholas de Kyrkham, appointed to levy 
and collect in that county the aid of 40s. upon each knight's fees in the 
realm lately granted to the king to marry his eldest daughter. William 
de Campo Arnulphi, tenant of knights* fees in that county that are 



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1303. 



Feb. 10. 
Langley. 



Feb. 10. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 10. 
Langley, 



Feb. 10, 
Langley. 



Membrane 17 d — cont. 

called < little fees of Mortain,' has shown to the king that whereas he 
and his ancestors, tenants of these fees, were wont to be quit in every 
scutage when 40s. was taken from a fee and also in the aid to marry the 
eldest daughters of the late king and of other kings of England for 25s. 
for each such small fee of Mortain, and that he ought to be [thus] acquitted 
by the custom aforesaid of the aid to marry the king's eldest daughter, 
and that the sheriff and Nicholas distrain him to render 40s. from every 
small fee aforesaid for the said aid : the king orders them to receive from 
William 25s. for each of the small fees and to respite the demand for the 
other 15s. until the king shall otherwise provide by his council. 

To pope B[oniface]. Request that he will provide Master Bertrand 
Grimoardi, the king's clerk and a member of his household, notwithstanding 
his absence about the king's affairs, with a canonry and prebend in the 
church of Perigueux, from which diocese he draws his origin, as the king 
wishes to promote his interests in consideration of his useful and 
acceptable services. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and to Robert de Bekewell, appointed to levy 
and collect in that county 40s. upon each knight's fee in the realm lately 
granted to the king in order to marry his eldest daughter. The king 
learns from the prior of Merton that, although he has no knights' fee or 
any part of a knight's fee in that county and holds no lands by knight 
service by reason whereof he is bound to make any such aid, the sheriff 
and Robert, exceeding the form of their appointment, unjustly distrain 
the prior in the lands that he holds in frank almoin to pay such aid : the 
king orders them, if it be so, to desist from distraining the prior, and not 
to molest or aggrieve him in any way contrary to the form of the grant 
of the aid and of their appointment. 

James Brabanzonis, merchant of the society of the Bonseignori of 
Siena, acknowledges that he owes to John Russel, knight, 126Z. 2s. 2d. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county (sic) of London. 

Alan de Helles and Thomas de Akholte acknowledge that they owe to 
Thomas de Cotingge 25Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. Kent and Middlesex. 

Enrolment of letters patent of Ralph le Poleter of London, witnessing 
that Sir Geoffrey de Geynvill and Sir Nicholas de Geynvill have paid him 
20J., in which they were bound to him by their recognisance made at the 
exchequer before the treasurer and barons. Dated at the New Temple, 
London, on Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that Ralph came into chancery at London, on 
10 February, and acknowledged the deed aforesaid. 

Henry de Benilar', prior of Wenlok, acknowledges that he owes, for 
himself and his successors, to Otto de Grandi Sono 92J. 18s. dd. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Memorandum, that J. de Britton, having power to make acquittance of 
the debts due to Otto, came into chancery, and avknowledtjed that Otto had 
been satisfied for this debt. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Inhibition of his attempting to 
exercise any jurisdiction in the king's free chapel of St. Martin le Grand, 
London, or in the prebends attached to it, or from attempting anything 
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dignity, as the chapel is exempt, like the king's other free chapels, from 
all jurisdiction of the ordinary, and the king learns that the archbishop 
intends to extend the office of visitation there. By K. and C. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 994.] 

Walter de Gloucestr[ia], knight, acknowledges that he owes to Peter de 
Huhtingfel, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln, Gloucester and Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Morton, Roger de Verdun and John Tolymer acknowledge 
that they owe to Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 82 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
London and in cos. Salop and Stafford . 

Gilbert son of Thomas de Clare acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
de Berningham 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Somerset and Hertford. 

John de Sandale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Albinus de 
Bevery 140 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Croxford and William de Esshedon acknowledge that they 
owe to Walter de Gloucestr[ia] , knight, 15/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Isabel, late the wife of Solomon de Chaunz, tenant in chief, puts in 

her place William de Chithingston to receive her dower in chancery. 

Membrane lQd. 

Enrolment of grant by William du Clay to Hamo le Parker of all 
his lands and rents with the woods, meadows, pastures and their 
appurtenances that he had in the town of Sutho, co. Huntingdon, of the 
gift of John de Lovetot, knight, rendering to William 8 marks yearly 
during his life, with reservation of power to distrain for the rent if in 
arrears for one year, and with remainder to John, brother of Hamo, and 
to the heirs of his body. Witnesses : Thomas de Lovetot, Roger de 
Lytlebur[y], Hugh de Lodinton, William du Lay, Robert de Bedeford, 
Robert le Moyn of Paxton, John de Sutho, clerk. Dated at London, on 
Tuesday the feast of St. Martin, 26 Edward. 

Enrolment of release by John de Lovetot, son and heir of Sir John de 
Lovetot, to the aforesaid Hamo and his heirs and to John, his brother, in 
case Hamo die without an heir of his body, of all the land that Hamo 
holds in the town of Sut3hoo, co. Huntingdon, of the demise of William 
de Cleye for William's life, which land William held for life of John's 
demise. Witnesses : Thomas de Lovetot, Roger de Lutlebury, William 
du Lay, Robert de Bedeford, Robert le Moyne, John the clerk of Suthoo, 
John de Blayseworthe. Dated at White Notteleye, on Monday the eve 
of St. Katharine, 27 Edward. 

Feb. 17. William son of Philip Denebaud acknowledges that he owes to John 
.-St. Albans Baret 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Dorset. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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William de Grandisono acknowledges that he owes to John Vanne, 
Paynel (Pa<janello) de Podio, and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Ballardi of Lucca, 76/. 18s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Hereford and Stafford. 

Henry Feteplace, parson of the church of Grendon, acknowledges that 
he owes to Galvanus Bek and Stephen, his brother, 26 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Richard son of Reymund de Burdeus of London acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Morton of London 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Surrey and London. 

Feb. 17. John Spryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Philip Borgii, 

St. Albans. James Gyli, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Mozi of 

Florence, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to Bonruncinus Galteri, 
merchant, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to John de Honylane of 
London 16/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

To pope B[oniface]. Request that he will give credence to what W. 
bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the king's treasurer, and Master 
Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, or to one of them who 
shall present this letter, shall cause to be explained to him on the king's 
behalf, as the king has opened his mind to them upon certain things 
concerning him. Dated at St. Albans, 17 February. [Foul era]. 

The like letter was made under the name of Master Bartholomew only. 

[Ibid.] 

To Sir P. bishop of Sabina. Letter with like request. [Ibid.] 
The like to the following : 

Sir L. bishop of Albano. 

Sir ... bishop of Porto and St. Ruffina. 

Sir J. bishop of Tusculum. 

Sir T. bishop of Palestrina {Civitatis Papalis). 

Sir N. bishop of Ostia. 

Sir J. cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter. 

Brother G. cardinal priest of St. Martin in Montibns. 

bir R. cardinal priest of St. Potenciana. 

Sir M. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Porticu. 

Sir M. cardinal deacon of St. Adrian. 

Sir F. cardinal deacon of St. Lucy in Silice. 

Sir J. cardinal deacon of St. George in Velabro. 

Sir F. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Cosmedyn. 

Sir L. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata. 

Sir R. cardinal deacon of St. Eustace. 

Sir L. cardinal deacon of St. Angelo. 

Sir . . . cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano. [Ibid.] 

To pope B[oniface]. Letter of recommendation in favour of Master 
Arnald Lupi de Tilio, archdeacon of Medina, king's clerk, requesting the 
pope to favour and promote his affairs. Dated at Watford, 16 February. 



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Roger de Verdun acknowledges that he owes to John de Morton 
5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Stafford. 

March 5. William de Huntingfeld and Roger de Stokes acknowledge that they 
Westminster, owe to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 29s. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

William de Weylaund acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Tychewell, executor of the will of Peter de Campania, 56Z. 5s. Od. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset . 

March 8. The prior of Dunstaple acknowledges, for himself and his successors, 
Westminster, that he owes to Roger le Brabazon, knight, £01. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham and Berks. 

William Torny, parson of the church of Westillebury, diocese of 
London, acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 10Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

Richard de Caus acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, 
clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Feb. 20. 
Hertford. 



March 4. 
Westminster 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



March 11. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 15d. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and to Robert de Bekewell, appointed to levy 
and collect the aid of 40s. on each knight's fee lately granted to the king in 
order to marry his eldest daughter. The prior of Merton ^[Incomplete] . 

Roger son of Adam de Solvestrode acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Marisco 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Sussex. 

To the abbot and convent of Cirecestre. The king sends to him his 
Wobodus, and requests them to admit him into their houses with two 
horses and two grooms until Michaelmas next, and to find him in the 
meantime all his necessaries. 

Peter de Leycestr[ia] came before the king, on Thursday the feast of 
SS. Perpetua and Felicitas, and sought to replevy his land in Waltham 
Holy Cross, which was taken into the hands of the abbot of Waltham for 
his default in the abbot's court at Waltham Holy Cross against Nicholas 
son of Warin. This is signified to the abbot's bailiff of Waltham Holy 
Cross. 

To J. bishop of Norwich. Inhibition of his presuming to exercise in the 
king's free chapel of his manor of Neylond or over the ministers thereof any 
jurisdiction, in derogation of the king's royal dignity, so conducting himself 
in this matter that the king may not have to punish him as an impugner 
of his privileges, as the king's free chapel of the manor, like his other free 
chapels, is exempt from all jurisdiction of the ordinary, and the king 
learns that the bishop and his ministers intend to exercise jurisdiction of 
the ordinary in the chapel and over its ministers. 



! Enrolled fully on the face of the roll (p. 72, above). 



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1803, 

March 2. 

St. Catharine's 

by the Tower, 

London. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster* 



Membrane 15d — cont. 

To Robert de Clifford, guardian of the liberty of the bishopric of 
Durham, which is in the king's hands, or to him who supplies his place. 
Whereas the king lately appointed Walter Bacun to choose from the 
towns upon the sea-coast and from the parts adjoining in cos. Essex, 
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, York and 
Northumberland fifty ships, and to induce the men of the towns m which 
the ships shall be chosen, and to take from them security, to take the 
ships well found with men and other necessaries to Berwick-on-Twede, 
so that they should be there at Whitsuntide next at the latest, ready to 
set forth at the king's wages against the Scots ; and although Walter hae 
chosen four ships from certain towns within the liberty aforesaid, to wit* 
two from Hertelpole, one from Warmuth, and one from Jarwe, 
nevertheless the men of those towns refuse to send the ships to Berwick, 
wholly contemning the king's order in this behalf : the king orders 
Robert to take security from the men of the said towns that they will 
send the said ships as aforesaid to Berwick at the cost of the communities 
of those towns and of the parts adjoining in the said liberty, 
and to aid and counsel the said clerk, and to induce the men by all means 
that he shall see fit to do this, and to distrain them, if need be, so con- 
ducting themselves in this behalf that the expedition shall not be delayed 
in any way for want of the ships aforesaid, certifying the king by Walter 
of his proceedings. 

To the mayor, bailiffs, and men of the city of York. Whereas the 
aforesaid Walter, who was appointed to choose fifty ships as above, has 
given the king to understand that the men of those parts, although they 
granted they would send a certain number of ships to the king, are not 
able to send them to Berwick thus found at their own cost without the 
aid of the men of the towns of the adjoining parts : the king orders the 
mayor, bailiffs and men to contribute to Walter for the execution of the 
premises, and to afford him counsel and aid, as he shall request them to 
do on the king's behalf, certifying the king by Walter of their proceedings. 
The like to the following : 

The bailiffs and men of the town of Beverley. 

The mayor, bailiffs and men of the city of Lincoln. 

The bailiffs and men of the liberty of the bishop of Ely. 

The bailiffs and men of the city of Norwich. 

The mayor, bailiffs and men of the town of Cambridge. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol Castle. Although the 
burgesses and other men of the town of Bristol granted before Peter de 
Dunewyco, king's clerk, who was appointed to choose ships in those parts 
to go to Scotland in the king's service, that they would find the king two 
ships for this service, certain men of the town and the parts adjoining 
capable of this service refuse to go with the ships in this service, although 
the burgesses are prepared to send the ships to Scotland well found with 
men at their own cost : the king orders the constable to induce sailors and 
other men of those parts fit and powerful for the said service by all means 
that he shall deem fit and to distrain them, if need be, to do the premises 
together with the said burgesses, so conducting himself in this behalf that 
the king may commend his diligence, 

To the prior and convent of St. Frideswide's, Oxford. Request that they 
will admit into their house John de Tackele, who has long and faithfully 
served the king, and who is no longer able to serve, and whom the king 
has caused to be sent to them, and that they will find him for life the 



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necessaries of life according to the requirements of his estate, making to 
him their letters patent of the grant, and certifying the king in writing 
of their proceedings. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1011.] 
The like to the following : 

The abbot and convent of Gloucester in favour of Roger Schrich. 
The abbot and convent of Leicester in favour of William Papilion. 
The abbot and convent of Furneys in favour of Thomas de Kendale. 
The abbot and convent of Bardeneye in favour of William Mone. 
The abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Ipswich, in favour of Robert 

de Walsham. 
The prior and convent of Coventry in favour of Stephen Frere. 
The abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol, in favour of 

Simon de Robis. 
The prior and convent of Dunstable in favour of Hugh de Brikhull. 
The abbot and convent of Seleby in favour of Hugh Miriweder. 
The abbot and convent of Messenden in favour of John de Wyndesor'. 
The abbot and convent of St. Osyth's in favour of William de West- 

m[onasterio.] 
The prior and convent of St. James, Bristol, in favour of Simon de 

Bulg'. — He was afterwards sent to the abbot of Meau'x. 
The prior and convent of Norwich in favour of Walter de 

Norwyco. [Ibid.] 

March 13. Matthew de Furneus, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Tottenham Gloucestr[ia] , knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Nicholas son of Gilbert de Luda acknowledges that he owes to Adam 
de Osgodeby, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Paul le Poter of London acknowledges that he owes to Adam de la 
Rose, * poter ' 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in London and in co. Kent. 



Feb. 23. 

Waltbam 

Cross. 



To R. bishop of Hereford. Request that he will desist from the exaction 
of 12 marks in name of procuration by reason of his visitation upon three 
occasions, to wit 4 marks each time, from Master Philip le Waleis, rector 
of the church of Stratton in Trattonesdale, in that diocese, which is of the 
king's patronage, as the king learns from Philip that the bishop exacts 
this sum in the name of procuration by reason of his visitations, although 
other bishops of the realm visiting their dioceses and also archbishops 
visiting their provinces have been wont from time out of mind to exact 
procuration from cathedrals and collegiate churches and from religious 
houses only, and not from parish churches, as the king learns from many 
people. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 988.] 

To Sir Casan, emperor of the Tartars. The king has received his letters 
sent by Buscarellus de Guissurfo, Casan's envoy, the bearer of the presents, 
and he has well considered the contents of the letters, together with the 
credence that the said envoy told him by word of mouth upon certain things 
touching the matter of the Holy Land. But as the land of the Christians 
near the king's parts has been much disturbed by wars for a long time, 
as he believes has not escaped Cazan's knowledge and as the envoy will 
inform Cazan more fully by word of mouth, the king has been hitherto 



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unable to apply such council as he would wish in the matter of the Holy 
Land, but when the pope with God's help shall place him in such a 
condition that he can attend to this matter, he wishes Cazan to know that 
he will willingly devote his attention so far as he is able to this matter, 
which he wishes before all other things in this world to prosper. Dated 
at Westminater, 12 March, 1802[-3]. [Fcedera.] 

To the patriarch of the Christians of the East. Like letter. [Ibid.] 

March 19. The abbot of Colchester acknowledges, for himself and his successors, 
Royston. that he owes to William de Hamelton, dean of York, 60L ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment, 

John de Sudleye acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Wynchecombe 
1061. 13s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed of Nicholas de Kyrteling and Christiana, his wife, 
witnessing that they are bound to Sir Eobert de Bardelby, clerk, in 101., 
which they received from him as a loan for the expedition of certain of 
their affairs, and which they are bound to pay him at London at 
certain specified terms, for payments whereof they charge themselves 
and their heirs, their goods and chattels, all their lands, and also all 
their rents in the parishes of St. Clement Danes without the Bar of the 
New Temple, London, and of St. Mary atte Stronde, with power to 
enter and distrain in case the payments be in arrear for the debts with 
damages and expenses. For greater security they have caused this deed 
to be enrolled in the rolls of chancery. Dated at London, on 
Saturday before the Annunciation, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that Nicholas and Christiana came into chancery at 
London, on 21 March, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed, and granted 
that the money shall be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Middlesex. 

March 16. To the mayor, burgesses, bailiffs and men of Southampton. Whereas 
Ware. they have granted at the king's request their naval aid in his service for 
the expedition of his war in Scotland, as Peter de Donewico, whom he 
sent to them in this behalf, has explained to him by word of mouth and 
as appears by their letters patent, which Peter has shown to the king 
on their behalf, wherefor the king returns them special thanks. The 
king, specially trusting in their grant and aid, requests them to have 
their aid aforesaid with suitable tackle and with able men at arms in the 
king's service by all means at the day and place appointed for them by 
, the king's said clerk, as the clerk, whom the king is sending to them 
again in this behalf, will more fully explain to them. They are exhorted 
to conduct themselves so in this matter that the expedition may come to 
the desired effect and that the king may be the more ready in forwarding 
their affairs. 

The like to the following : 

The mayor, burgesses, etc., of Bristol. 

The mayor, burgesses, etc., of Exeter and Exemuth. 

The bailiffs and men of Portsmouth and Goseport. 

The bailiffs and men of Loo, Assh and Portpihan. 

The bailiffs and men of Hamele and of the town of St. Helen. 

The abbot of King's Beaulieu. 

The bailiffs and men of Yaremuth and Lyme ton. 



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The bailiffs and men of Pole, Warham and Brunkeseye. 
The bailiffs and men of Fawy, Polruan and Lostudiel. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Weymuth, Melecombe and Portland. 
The bailiffs of Teignemuth and Dovelissh. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Dertemuth and Portilmuth. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Plymouth, Plymton and Yalm. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Seton and Sydemuth. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Lym. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Bo[d]myn. 
The bailiffs, etc., of Briggewauter. 

March 23. Nigel Payn of Angemere acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Heng- 
Westminster. ham, clerk, 100L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Sussex. 

The said Nigel acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Cokefeld 100Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex. 

William son of Nigel Payn acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Hengham, clerk, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Sussex, 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

Enrolment of letters of Peter de Sancto Paulo, merchant of Bayonne, 
acknowledging receipt of a moiety of a ship called ' Coga Sancte Marie de 
Baiona,' with a moiety of all her gear and tackle, which belonged to 
William de Saltu, lately deceased, and which was arrested at Southampton 
and adjudged to the king for certain causes, from Sir John de Sandale, 
keeper of the king's exchange at London, by the hands of John de 
London [ia], burgess of Southampton, Sir John's attorney in this behalf, 
by virtue of an order of the king sent to Sir John in the name of Arnald 
de Sancto Martino, William de Sancto Paulo, John de Beries, Reymund 
de Artigalung, John de Seinaus, Peter de Francia, yeoman of John de 
Seintrik, and Vincent de Lagenes, citizens and merchants of Bayonne, to 
whom the king had granted the said moiety with a moiety of all the gear 
and tackle as of the value of 100 marks sterling, in part payment of 500/. 
sterling granted to them by him for their costs and expenses in a 
prosecution that they made against William de Saltu aforesaid in the 
king's name. Dated at London, 13 March, 31 Edward. 

Enrolment of deed of Arnald de Sancto Martino and William de 
Sancto Paulo, acknowledging receipt for themselves and for John de 
Beryes, John de Seymaus, Peter de Francia, yeoman of John de Seintrik, 
Reymund de Artigalung, and Vincent de Lagenes, citizens and merchants 
of Bayonne, their fellows, from Peter de Sancto Paulo, merchant of 
Bayonne, of 100 marks sterling in the name of the king of England for a 
moiety of the aforesaid ship and of her tackle and gear, granted to them by 
the king as above, and which they sold by the king's consent to Peter de 
Sancto Paulo for 100 marks sterling, for which sale the king will save 
them and Peter harmless against all persons, as is contained in the king's 
letters patent in the possession of Peter de Sancto Paulo, and of which 
sum they acquit and will acquit the king against their fellows aforesaid 
and others. Dated at London, 13 March, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that John de Sandale sent these two letters under his 
seal to Sir Adam de Osgodeby, keeper of the rolls of chancery, praying 



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jgQ3 Membrane 14d — cont. 

him to cause them to be enrolled in the rolls of chancery, and Adam 
caused the letters to be read at London in the presence of Sir Gilbert de 
Koubury and Robert de Bardelby and others of the chancery, and by their 
advice caused them to be enrolled in the said rolls. 

March 18. To the abbot and convent of Redyng'. Request that they will admit 
Boyston. into their house William de Hertfeld, the king's serjeant, who has long 
and faithfully served the king, and is now incapacitated by age, together 
with his two horses and two grooms, and that they will find all neces- 
saries during William's life, making to him letters patent as td this and 
certifying the king in writing of their proceedings. By K. 

March 25. William Fraunceys of Harewe came before the king, on Monday the 

Oggerston. feast of the Annunciation, and sought to replevy his land in Esthenestok, 

which was taken into his hands for his default before the justices of the 

Bench against Joan, late the wife of John de Perham. This is signified 

to the justices. 

March 22, To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that the 
Huntingdon, truce concluded between the king and the king of France until Easter has 
been prorogued by the king's envoys lately sent to Paris and those of the 
king of France until Whitsuntide, and to cause it to be observed inviolably, 
inhibiting all and singular, under pain of loss of body and goods, from 
inflicting damage upon the king of France, his men, subjects, or lands, or 
upon those who have newly adhered to him after the treaty at Amiens, by 
land or by sea, during the term of the prorogation. [Feed era.] 
The like to all the sheriffs of England and to the following : 

Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of La Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Faversham. 

The bailiffs of the port of Pevense. 

The bailiffs of the port of Romenhale. 

The bailiffs of the port of Heth. 

The bailiffs of the port of Hastingges. 

Edward, prince of Wales and earl of Chester. 

John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. J 

John de Hastingges, seneschal of Gascony. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Berwick- on -Tweed. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Dovoria, parson of the church of 
Litlington, to John Baret of London, his godson (Jiliolo), of 40s. 
yearly from his lands and rents within and without the town of Dover for 
life, payment whereof he charges upon him and his lands, with power to 
enter and distrain for arrears. Dated at London, on Wednesday after 
the Annunciation, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that John de Dovoria came into chancery at London, on 
29 March, and acknowledged the said deed, and granted that the said sum 
shall be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Dover. 

March 22. To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the collation of the 

Huntingdon, prebends in the king's free chapel of Hasting' pertains to him in full 

right, and he is in possession of the right of conferring them when they 



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Membrane lid — cont. 

are void, although an action pends undecided before the king between 
the king and G. bishop of Chichester as to the right of institution to the 
prebends, the archbishop has caused Master John de Cadamo, the king's 
clerk and member of his household, to be cited before him for intrusion 
because he lately acquired one of the prebends in the chapel by virtue of 
the king's collation made to him, in the same way as other prebendaries 
of the chapel have hitherto acquired such prebends there, and the arch- 
bishop intends to proceed seriously against him, as the king learns. The 
king, considering that this would be to the grievous prejudice of his royal 
right and dignity, inhibits the archbishop from attempting anything in 
this behalf that may in any way tend to the prejudice of the king's royal 
right and of his crown, and from intermeddling in any way with this 
matter while it is pending undecided in the king's court. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 986.] 

To Eobert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to cause a speedy and safe passage to be provided 
for J. bishop of Winchester, Amadeus, count of Savoy, Henry de Lacy, 
earl of Lincoln, Aymar de Valencia and Master Eobert de Pikeringg, and 
others, the king's special envoys to France, as the king understands that 
certain malefactors sailing the sea commit very many evils and damages 
upon persons passing from side to side. He is ordered to have such 
passage ready by Tuesday next after Palm Sunday at eventide (hora 
vespertlna) at the latest at Dover. [Fmdera.] 

March 31. William de Torny, parson of the church of Westtillebury, acknowledges 
Croxton. that he owes to John de Ellerker, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Cryketot of Cremplesham acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Bluntesdon, clerk, 10//; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 



March 22. 

Huntingdon. 



To pope B[oniface]. The king feels much anxiety and bitterness of 
heart when he sees W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, his treasurer, a 
prudent man distinguished by many virtues, so persecuted by the evil 
tongues of his enemies that unless his innocence (inmunitas) be made 
clear by faithful and powerful testimony, truth will succumb and false- 
hood, the enemy of justice, prevail. For these reasons the king speaks 
what he knows and testifies to the pope what he sees, intimating to him 
in good faith that the bishop, who has been from his early youth 
(ab etatis sue primordiis) continuously in his service, has behaved himself 
well and laudably all that time. He has been known to the king 
familiarly from his boyhood, and the cleanliness of his life and the honesty 
of his conversation, and more especially his exercise of the divine office, 
in regard to which he always showed himself attentive even when he was 
in the minor office, and his other praiseworthy merits may and ought to 
commend him to the pope and the holy see. When he had acquired special 
honour, he distinguished his church of Lichfield with various grants of 
liberties, which tjie king made to it in consideration of his merits and his 
devoted service, which he would not have granted to any other (alii ab ipso 
eas nullatenus concemiri), and the bishop constructed costly works about the 
enclosing of the church of Lichfield and in the manors or places of the 
bishopric, and increased the bishopric both in lands newly brought into 
cultivation and in rents and divers other profits by his industry. The king 
is convineed (tenemus revera) that the bishop has expended much more than 

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he has ever received from the bishopric in recovering the ancient liberties 
of his church that were lost by the weakness or perhaps the negligence of 
his predecessors, in repairing the dilapidated buildings of the bishopric, 
and in other profits of his church increased by his care at great labour and 
cost. One thing in him that the king specially commends is that he has 
ceaselessly exposed himself and exposes himself in defending ecclesiastics 
from wrongs, annoyances and grievances and in cherishing ecclesiastical 
rights and liberties to the best of his power, manifesting in many ways 
. in these and other things his zeal for the increase and cherishing of the 
church and the liberties thereof. But when the king, finding by long 
experience that he was prudent in the disposition of the king's affairs, 
circumspect in counsel, and in other ways praiseworthy, had for these 
reasons drawn him into close familiarity, preferring him to some others 
in rents and honours, as his merits demanded, there arose against him 
latent envy and consequent enmity and the venomous detraction of secret 
enemies ; and in the course of time when the bishop, who then controlled 
the king's house and household and those of the queen and of the prince 
of Wales by the king's order, removed not unjustly certain domestics and 
household servants who were useless to them and to the king, and did not 
pay to certain others their wages, and also did not answer to the earls, 
barons and other proceres of the realm assisting in the king's wars for what 
was, as they said, due to them, there arose wrath, hatred and enmity, 
although the king's necessity excused him in everything. In addition to 
this what rendered him more disliked was that in levying the king's debts 
by virtue of his office he spared neither the needy nor aliens, nor the 
greatest and noblest and most powerful, making rigid exactions against 
them without choice of persons, owing to the king's necessity. From all 
these causes and from others too long to narrate arose the delation made 
of him to the pope in revenge for divers crimes, for which the king believes 
there is no basis. The king requests the pope graciously to hear the 
premises and to show to the bishop in those things in which he needs papal 
favour the effects of royal clemency. As the king cannot conveniently 
dispense for long with his said treasurer's services, he desires the pope to 
send him back to the king with such speed as he may. [Fvedera.] 

March 16. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver by indenture to 
Ware. William de Bereford the rolls of the eyre of John de Vallibus and Hugh 
de Cressingham, justices last in eyre in co. Northumberland, with the 
inquisitions and all other things concerning their eyre, which "are in the 
treasury, as the king has appointed William to make an eyre for common 
pleas upon this occasion in the liberty of the bishop of Durham, which is 
m the king's hands. 

Membrane 14c? — Schedule, 

Memorandum, that, on 12 March, Sir Arnald de Caupenne, knight, came 
into chancery at London before Master W. de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 
and Sir Adam de Osgodeby, keeper of the rolls of chancery, Robert de 
Bardelby and others of the chancery, and said, on behalf of Sir John de 
Britannia, that William de Sancto Paulo ajad Arnald de Sancto Martino, 
on the one part, and Peter de Artigalung, on the other, had submitted them- 
selves to the award and ordination of Sir John concerning divers disputes 
between them by reason of 500£. granted by the king to the said William, 
Arnald, John de Beries, John de Seignaus, Reymund de Artigalung (of 
whom Peter asserted that he was the attorney in the premises), Peter de 
Francia, yeoman of John c(e Seintcrik, and Vincent de Lagenes, in aid of 



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their costs and expenses incurred in a prosecution made by them in his 
name against William de Saut ; and that Sir John began his award in 
this way : that William de Sancto Paulo and Arnald de Sancto Martino 
shall satisfy Peter de Artigalung for the gifts that he can prove by lawful 
proof or bodily oath that he made in the said prosecution or by reason of 
obtaining the said 500L, to whomsoever he made them, and that Peter 
shall cause to be released from arrest a letter patent for 35Z. under the 
seal of SirH[enry], earl of Lincoln, that was delivered by the king's order 
to William, Arnald, John, John, Reymund, Peter de Francia and Vincent 
in part payment of the said 500Z., which letter Peter de Artigalung 
caused to be arrested in the hands of William de Laur', citizen of 
Bayonne, by reason of the disputes aforesaid, and shall cause it to be 
delivered to William and Arnald, and that Peter shall have nothing of the 
said letter or of a moiety of a ship called * Coga Sancte Marie Baion[ne] ' 
granted by the king to William and Arnald and their fellows aforesaid as 
of the value of 100 marks, in part satisfaction of the said 500L, and shall 
have nothing of what is in arrear of the 500L, and shall not be able to 
claim anything in them hereafter. And William de Sancto Paulo, Arnald 
de Sancto Martino and Peter de Artigalung granted in person before the 
said chancellor, keeper, and Robert all and singular the premises in form 
aforesaid. 



April 4. 

Lenton. 



April 10. 

Lenton, 



April 10. 
Lenton. 



April 3. 
Lenton. 



Membrane 13d. 

Adam de Neuton came before the king, on Thursday after Palm Sunday, 
and sought to replevy to William son of Robert de Ros of Werk the 
latter's land in Cargou, which was taken into the king's hands for his 
default before the justices of the Bench against Robert de Warthwyk. 
This is signified to the justices. 

To the justices next in eyre for common pleas in the bishopric of 
Durham. Order not to put the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England in default by reason of the common summons 
before them of the eyre. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 
William de Haukeswell. 

To Sir Henry de Ispan[ia]. The king thanks him for using his 
influence in the matter of a marriage between Edward, the king's son, 
and the Infanta (Infantiss(im) Isabel, daughter of the late king Sancho, 
king of Castile and Leon, Henry's cousins (consobrinos). The king 
requests him to give credence to what Gunsalvius Martini, Henry's 
man and the bringer of his letters, who is carrying the present letters, 
shall explain to him by word of mouth, as the king has fully opened his 
mind to him in the things that concern the matter aforesaid. [Fcedera.] 

John son of Thomas Deyvill of Anestan acknowledges that he owes to 
Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 100s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to Edmund Wasteneys 71s*. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Peter Maddisone came before the king, on Wednesday after Palm 
Sunday, and sought to replevy his land in Malteby-in-Cliveland, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the 
Bench against Richard de Merton. This is signified to the justices, 



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1303. 
April 15. 
Laneham 
(Lanunt), 



April 12. 
Thurgarton, 



April 16. 
Laneham. 



April 8. 
Lenton. 



April 9. 
Lenton. 



Membrane lSd — cont. 

Robert Martyn came before the king, on Monday the morrow of Easter, 
and sought to replevy his land in Bristol, which was taken into the 
king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Robert le Spycer. This is signified to the justices. 

To the prior and convent of Worcester. Request that they will 
admit into their house John le Trayor, king's serjeant, the bearer of 
the presents, who has long and faithfully served the king and whom the 
king has caused to be sent to them, and that they will find him in food 
and clothing for life, in the same way as they found Richard le Portur of 
the king's wardrobe, deceased, the necessities of life in their house at the 
king's request. 

William del Pavyllon has letters to the prior and convent of Newenham 
to admit him into their house and to find him the necessaries of life in 
accordance with the requirements of his estate. 

Hugh Miriweder has like letters to the abbot and convent of Welbek. 

Hugh de Brekhull has like letters to the prior and convent of 
Caldewell. 

Adam de Swyneford has like letters to the prior and convent of 
Thurgarton. 

Roger Shrich has like letters to the prior and convent of St. Oswald's 
near Pontefract. 

To the coroners and all the community of the counties of Salop 
and Stafford. Order to elect a sheriff for those counties who shall be more 
suitable than Richard de Harlegh, whom they lately elected, in accordance 
with the king's grant to the people of his realm that they shall have, if 
they wish, the election of sheriffs in every county of the realm where 
there is no sheriff of fee, as Richard is insufficiently qualified as the king 
learns, and to present the sheriff thus to be elected by a lawful and 
circumspect man on their behalf with their letters patent under the seals 
of six of the more discreet and upright knights of those counties to 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas 
next, so that he may, after taking oath there according to custom, there do 
and exercise what pertains to the office of sheriff in those counties. They 
are informed that if they do not then present a person thus elected, 
the treasurer and barons will provide the king with another sheriff to be 
set over those counties. 

To John, count of Namur, son of Guy, count of Flanders. The 
king has received his letters sent by Gerard, lord of Sottingham, 
William de Nivella, Alard de Robbays and Arnulph de Gardino, John's 
knights and envoys, and has heard and understands the tenor thereof, 
together with what the knights, who have conducted themselves discreetly 
and carefully in expounding and executing the matters committed to them, 
have explained to him on the John's behalf, and he has made answer 
to them as to the premises, which they will be able to explain by word of 
mouth to John on the king's behalf. [Fader a.'] 

To the echevins, councillors and whole community of the town of 
Bruges (Burgens'). The king has received their letters sent by William 
de Hostes, Laurence de la Brok, Michael de Lo and William Peynyns, 
their proctors and envoys, and has heard and understands the tenor 
thereof, together with what the envoys, who have conducted themselves 
discreetly and carefully in expounding and executing the matters 
committed to them, have explained to him on their behalf, and he has 
made answer to them as to the premises, which they will be able to 
explain by word of mouth to the echevins, councillors and community. 
[Ibid.] 



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April 10. 

Lenton. 



May 9. 

Lenton. 



April 19. 

Kingston -on 

Hull 



April 21. 
Beverley. 



Membrane 13d — conU 

The like to the echevins, councillors and whole community of the fol- 
lowing towns : 

Douay, under the names of Simon de Provincia, Peter Franci 

Juvenis, James Russellus, Nicholas le Rykers, proctors and envoys 

of that town. 
Ypres, under the names of Walter Leonis, Francis Ursus, John Statyn, 

John de Balliolo and Michael Scipboetre, proctors and envoys of 

that town. 
Lille [Insulens), under the names of Nicholas de Muro, Baldwin 

Ganars, James de Ponte Roaldi and John de Thumaisnill, proctors 

and envoys of that town. 
Ghent, under the names of Henry Bereghines, James li Mols, Peter 

du Four and John Tounekins, proctors and envoys of that town. 

[Ibid.] 

Nicholas le Brocher of York came before the king, on Wednesday after 
St. Ambrose last, and sought to replevy to Robert son of Simon de 
Vallibus his land in Caldebeck, which was taken into the king's hands 
for his default before the justices of the Bench against Adam, prior of 
St. Mary's, Carlisle. This is signified to the justices. 

To Richard de Brun. Request that he will come to the king at 
Rokesburgh by Sunday in five weeks from Easter with all the men of the 
county of Cumberland most capable of bearing arms with horses and arms, 
except the men of Coupland, whom the king has asked to come thither 
by John de Hudeleston, and to induce the said men to come to the king by 
all means that he shall deem fit, which men the king has ordered by his 
letters patent to give credence to what Richard shall explain to them on 
the king's behalf in this matter and that they shall not omit to do such 
things as Richard shall make known to them, as the king proposes to be 
at Rokesburgh on the said day with his army to set out thence against 
the Scots. He is enjoined to conduct himself so in executing the premises 
as to earn the king's commendation for his diligence and probity, and to 
certify the king under his seal without delay of the names of those thus 
asked by him and of their answers, and to make known to them on the 
king's behalf that the king will punish all those who now feign or refuse 
to go against his enemies aforesaid as disobeying him and breaking their 
faith due to him.. [Pari, Writs.] 

Simon de Stutevill came before the king, on Friday after Easter, and 
sought to replevy to Stephen de Paule the latter's land in Paule, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of 
the Bench against Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Heselarton. This is 
signified to the justices. 

Adam de Swyneford is sent to the abbot and convent of Whyteby. 

Simon de Bulges is sent to the prior and convent of Neuburgh. 

John de Yatingeden, the king's serjeant, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Derleye. 

The abbot of Kenleye acknowledges that he owes to Richard Springhose 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Nicholas de Gildeford, parson of the church of Cestreton, diocese 
of Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to John de Laughton, 
archdeacon of Canterbury, 561. 7s. 7£d. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels, ecclesiastical and others. 

Cancelled on payment, as appears by John's letter sewed to this roll. 



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Membrane ISd — cont. 

Peter le Foun acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Burton, clerk, 
12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Master William the surgeon is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Rameseye with a horse and a groom. 

Roger le Usher is sent to the abbot and convent of Buttele with two 
horses and two grooms. 

William Mone is sent to the prior and convent of Kenilworth. 

Membrane lod — Schedule. 

Letter from J. de Langeton to Sir Adam de Osgoteby, informing him 
that Nicholas de Gudeford, rector of the church of Cesterton, has 
satisfied him for 562. 7s. l\d., for which he was bound to him .by a 
recognisance in chancery, and requesting Adam to cause this recognisance 
to be cancelled and annulled. Written at Oxford, 12 February. (Seal 
torn away.) 



May 17. 
Roxburgh. 



April 16. 
Laneham. 



Membrane I2d. 

Enrolment of grant by Ralph Beupeil to Sir J. de Drokenesford, clerk, 
of a messuage, three virgates and nine acres of land in Muenestok, which 
formerly belonged to Lady Dionysia, Ralph's mother, of the gift of John 
de Cluygny. Witnesses : Sir Hugh de Sancto Philiberto, Sir Richard de 
Borhunte, Sir John de Scures, Sir John Randolf, Sir John Botiller, 
Sir Baldwin de Bello Alneto, knights ; John de Sancto Claro, Richard de 
Tistede. Dated at Notingham, 6 April, 1303. 

Enrolment of release by Roger, son and heir of Ralph Beaupeil, to the 
said John, of his right in the aforesaid messuage and lands. Dated at 
Notyngham, 7 May, 1803. 

Memorandum that Roger came into chancery at Lenton, and acknow- 
ledged the deed aforesaid. 

Richard Spek is sent to the prior and convent of Launceton. By p.s. 

John de Yatingden is sent to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
immediately upon sight of the presents in his full county [court] and in 
market towns and other places throughout his bailiwick where he shall 
see fit that prelates, men of religion, women and others owing service to 
the king who are unable or unfit to bear arms and who wish to make fine 
for their service shall come before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer on the morrow of the Ascension next, or earlier if they can, at 
York, or shall send some one on their behalf, to make fine for the service, 
and to pay the fine, to wit 2QL for a knight's fee or otherwise according 
to the amount of their knight service or serjeanty due to the king in this 
behalf, on the morrow aforesaid ; or that otherwise they shall be with the 
king at Whitsuntide next at Berwick- on -Tweed with horses and arms and 
all their service, the king having lately ordered the sheriff to summon all 
persons holding of the king by knight service or serjeanty to have their 
service at Berwick at that time in order to set out against the Scots, 
[Foedera; Pad. Writs; Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1000.] 



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1308. 



Membrane 12d — cont. 



The like to all the sheriffs of England, except the sheriffs of Cornwall, 
Devon, Hereford, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, Surrey, Sussex and Kent, who 
were ordered to make proclamation for the morrow of Holy Trinity. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause to come before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at York immediately two or 
three merchants of each of the societies of merchants dwelling in London, 
to wit the society of the Spina, the Veluti, the Mozi, the Pulci and the 
Rembertini of Perugia, the Cerchi Bianchi, the Bardi, the Chiarenti, of 
Siena, the Bellardi and the Portinari (de societate de Spina, Velutorum, 
Mozorum, Pullicum, et Rembertinoram de Perutz, Circulorum. Alborum, 
Bardorum, de Clarente, de Sene, Bellardorum et de Port%7iar J ) so that that 
they shall be at York in a month from Easter last, as the king wishes to 
have conference and treaty with them upon certain matters specially 
touching him. 

To Ralph Pypard. Order to be at the exchequer at York on the 
morrow of the Ascension next, to treat with the king's council upon 
certain matters specially touching him and the king, concerning which the 
king wishes to have colloquy and treaty with him. 

To Henry de Gildeford. The king wonders at Henry's not being at 
Durham to do what pertains to the office of chancellor there, to which 
office the king deputed him, more especially as the king has caused the 
eyre of his justices to be summoned for the common utility of the people 
of those parts to hasten their right : he therefore orders Henry to hasten 
to those parts with all speed in order to execute what pertains to the 
office aforesaid there, lest the men of those parts incur the risk of 
disinheritance through Henry's default. This he is enjoined not to 
neglect as he wishes to avoid the king's wrath. By p.s. 

May 9. To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to cause to be revoked any 

Alnwick. sentences pronounced by him or any one in his name against the prior 
and canons of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, and any other things that he may 
have attempted in this behalf to the prejudice of the king and of the 
exemption of the priory, and inhibiting him from attempting anything 
in this behalf to the prejudice of the king or of the priory, lest it behove 
the king to provide another remedy through the archbishop's fault, as 
the church of St. Oswald at Gloucester, which was founded of the alms 
of the king's progenitors, kings of England, was from of old a free chapel 
of his progenitors and was wholly exempt and immune from all 
jurisdiction of the ordinary, and William, formerly king of England, 
granted the church with its rights by his charter to Thomas, formerly 
archbishop of York, for remitting certain exactions and challenges that 
he had made against one Robert, then bishop of Lincoln, concerning 
certain churches and possessions, to have to the said archbishop and 
his successors for ever wholly exempt and immune from all jurisdiction 
of the diocesan or metropolitan other than himself, as the king's 
progenitors had held it before the grant aforesaid, which gift certain 
popes afterwards confirmed by their papal letters, and the priors and 
canons of that place both by virtue of the gift and confirmation 
aforesaid and by reason of the said exemption have been always 
heretofore entirely free and immune from all jurisdiction of the 
diocesan of the place or of any other metropolitan than the archbishop 
of the place aforesaid, as it is said, and the king now understands that 
the archbishop of Canterbury, having no consideration for the grant, 
exemption and confirmation aforesaid, has lately endeavoured to the best 



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<i 



May 21. 
Roxburgh, 



May 21. 

Roxburgh. 



May 21. 

Roxburgh 



May 6. 

Newcastle-on 
Tyne. 



Membrane 12d — cont. 

of his power to exercise the office of visitation and otherwise the jurisdiction 
of an ordinary in the said church and over the prior and canons, and has 
pronounced sentences of excommunication against the prior and canons 
because they have hindered him as to this, and although they have lawfully 
appealed to the court of Rome from the aforesaid sentences as unjust, 
and pursue effectually the matter of the appeal, the archbishop has never- 
theless caused public inhibition to be made in the bishopric of Worcester 
of any one answering to them for tithes or for any other spiritualities or 
otherwise communicating with them as being persons excommunicated 
and separated from the communion of the faithful ; which things, if they 
were allowed, would manifestly redound to the king's prejudice and the 
derogation of the gift and confirmation aforesaid. [Prynne, Records, iii, 
p. 984.] 

John de Ferariis and William de Carleton acknowledge that they owe 
to Thomas le Nedelere of York 9 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels. 

Reginald de Rokesleye acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh Warde is sent to the abbot and convent of Leyston» 

John Nightegal is sent to the abbot and convent of Huntingdon. 

John de Yatingden [is sent] to the abbot and convent of Wynchecumbe 
with a horse and a groom. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to desist from molesting and 
disquieting Master John de Cadomo, parson of the church of Staneford, 
in the diocese of London, and to revoke any process that he may have 
made against him because he did not cause himself to be ordained a 
priest within a year from his obtaining that church, as the. king's clerks 
engaged in his service ought not to be compelled to take orders or to 
make residence in person in their benefices or to be disquieted otherwise 
on this account while they stay in the king's service, and the king and 
his progenitors have heretofore always used such privilege and prerogative 
for their clerks from time out of mind, and the archbishop, as the king 
learns, has caused John to be cited before him, who was employed in the 
king's service by his special order at the time when he acquired the church 
by the king's presentation, and is still so employed, and the archbishop 
intends to proceed against him because he did not cause himself to be 
ordained priest within a year of obtaining the said church. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 986.] 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a regard to be made 
in the forest of Shirewode before the coming of the justices of the forest, 
so that it be made before St. Peter ad Vineula. 

[Capitula.] 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Henry le Messager, attorney of John 
de Lancastr[ia], to prosecute in chancery in John's name for certain 
tenements in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir (her 1 ) 
of Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, which John asserts pertains to him 
of right, until three weeks from Michaelmas next. 



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1303. 

May 13. 
Alnwick. 



May 21. 
Boxburgh. 



May 7. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



May 13. 
Alnwick. 



May 16. 
Boxburgh 



Membrane lid. 

Gilbert son of Thomas de Glare acknowledges that he owes to Margaret, 
countess of Cornwall, 69Z. 13s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Somerset and elsewhere in England and in 
Ireland. 

Roger de Glen of Outheby acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Thorp, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and 
chattels in co. Leicester. 

Henry de Lincoln [ia] of Great Yarmouth acknowledges that be owes to 
William de Hamelton, dean of York, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Norfolk. 

Roger de Glen acknowledges that be owes to Robert de Hecbham, 
burgess of Berwick, 7 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Robert de Hechham, burgess of Berwick, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard Wade, 8s. : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Norfolk. 

Simon le Walker of York acknowledges that be owes to John le Butiller 
of Hampton 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause two or three citizens 
from each city and two or three burgesses from each borough in 
his bailiwick to come to the exchequer at York by the morrow of 
St. John the Baptist next, with full power for the community of the 
cities and boroughs to do and receive what shall then be ordained by the 
counsel and assent of the king and of them and of the merchants of the 
realm, as the king understands that divers merchants of the realm are 
willing to pay him certain new imposts (prestaciones) and customs from 
their goods and merchandises that strange and alien merchants pay to the 
king within his realm and power, in order that they may be quit of the 
king's prises and may use and enjoy certain liberties granted by the king 
to strange and alien merchants, and the king wishes to have colloquy and 
treaty as to the premises with the merchants of his realm. [Pari. Writs.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot and convent of Jervaulx. Order to send a strong horse 
not (evitum) to the chancery at York by one of his men, so that 

it shall be there in the octaves of Holy Trinity, to be delivered to 
Master William de Grenefeld, the chancellor, as the king greatly needs a 
good and strong horse to carry the rolls of his chancery. By K, 

To William Inge and John Randolf, justices appointed to take assizes 
in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, Northampton, Warwick, Leicester, Worcester, 
Gloucester, Hertford, Salop and Stafford. Whereas it is contained in the 
king's second statute*of Westminster that the justices appointed to take 
assizes of novel disseisin, mort d'ancestor, and attaints in divers counties 
of the realm shall take them at most only thrice a year, to wit once 
between the quinzaine of Midsummer and 1 August (Gulam Augusti) y and 
again between the feast of the* Exaltation and the octaves of Michaelmas, 
and thirdly between the Epiphany and the Purification: the king, 
considering the statute useful and very necessary for his people, orders 
William and John' to" take the assizes and juried in the said three terms 
so far as they can conveniently. 



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1303. 



May 31. 
Roxburgh. 



June 4. 
Edinburgh. 



June 4. 
Edinburgh. 



June 6. 
Linlithgow. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

The like to the following : 

Eobert de Eetford and Henry Spigurnel, justices appointed to take 

assizes in co. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertford, Kent, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Bedford, Buckingham and Middlesex. 
Hervey de Staunton and Roger de Suthcote, justices to take assizes in 

cos. Sussex, Surrey, Oxford, Berks, Southampton, Wilts, Somerset, 

Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. 
Adam de Crokedayk and Henry de Sutton, justices to take assizes 

in cos. Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Cumberland, 

Northumberland and York. 

John de Marisco came before the king, on Friday after St. Augustine 
last, and sought to replevy to Walter le Fevre of Munkelane and Juliana, 
his wife, their land in Munkelane, which was taken into the king's hands 
for their default against the abbot of St. Peter's, Castelliouns de Counehes. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Philip de Cotum acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Berleye 60 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Henry de Warkneytheby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
William de Wodeford 13s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

John son of Thomas Traylweng of Yukflet acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Prohibition of his executing in Court 
Christian the plea into which he has drawn Henry de Cobeham, late 
sheriff of Kent, William de Cotes, under-sheriff, John de Helles and 
Stephen de la Dane, the king's bailiffs and ministers, asserting that they 
have fallen under sentence of excommunication because they executed the 
king's late order to Henry, then sheriff, to cause to be amoved the armed 
lay force from the churches of St. Paul without the walls of Canterbury, 
Chistelet, Menstre, Wyvelesbergh, Keninton, Little Meningeham, Est- 
langedon, Stonore, Swaleclyve, Kyngesdoune, Frithindenne, Stone in 
Oxene, Borewardesmersh, Demecherch, Broklond, All Saints, Canterbury, 
St. Mary Magdalene, Canterbury, St. Mary of the Castle, Canterbury, St. 
Andrew, Canterbury, St. John, Canterbury, and St. Mildred, Canterbury, 
and prohibition of his aggrieving or molesting them in any way by reason 
of the premises, and order to cause to be revoked without delay any 
sentence of excommunication that he may have fulminated against them 
in this behalf, as it is manifestly contrary to the king's crown and dignity 
that his ministers or any others should be drawn into pleas in Court 
Christian because they have executed the king's orders or should be in any 
other manner molested or aggrieved without the king's being consulted. 

Thomas de Hungerford, parson of the church of Kynardeseye, in the 
diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Bardelby, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Middelton acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Graham 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. York, Nottingham and Norfolk. 



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1303. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

William de Penbrugge acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Brugge 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Hereford and Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh son of Alan Calle of Tadecastre acknowledges that he owes 
to William son of Oto de Ryvill, chaplain, SI. 10s. 0d.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of letters patent of Maurice, archdeacon of Cashel, arch- 
bishop elect of that church, witnessing that whereas the king has 
assented to his election, although he had no knowledge of Maurice's person 
nor any testimony of his subjects in Ireland, Maurice hereby promises 
and binds himself by the presents and has also taken bodily oath that, if 
he be admitted to the archbishopric by the pope and consecrated, he will 
be faithful to the king and his realm and especially to his land of Ireland, 
and that he will find the king before the temporalities be restored to him 
security that he will always adhere to his fealty, and that the king's peace 
in Ireland shall in no manner be impeded by him or his men or by 
his procurement, counsel or aid, and that he will always maintain the 
king's peace in Ireland to the extent of his power. Dated at York, 
9 Kal. June, 1303. 

Memorandum , that the archdeacon come into chancery at York, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the letters aforesaid. 



Membrane 10d. 

June 4. Richard Jolif, the king's Serjeant, is sent to the prior and convent of 

Edinburgh. Merton, with one groom. 

June 12. Hugh de Brikhull is sent to the abbot and convent of Barling. 
Clackmannan. 

June 20. Geoffrey le Waleys is sent to the abbot and convent of Burton-on- 

Perth. Trente. 

June 20. The abbot of Merivale acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Hengham 
Perth.^ 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Warwick. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the 
exchequer. Whereas common pleas ought not, according to the law and 
custom of the realm, to be pleaded before them at the exchequer, unless 
the pleas specially touch the king or his ministers of the exchequer ; and 
the king learns from Osbert le Lung of Lincoln, Alexander son of Martin, 
and Thomas Gamel of Lincoln that the executors of the will of Beatrice le 
Wymplestere of Lincoln implead them in the exchequer concerning 
a tenement in Lincoln : the king orders them to supersede entirely holding 
the plea further, and to tell the executors to obtain, if they deem fit, a 
writ elsewhere concerning the tenement, as is wont to be done. 

Master William le Surigien is sent to the prior and convent of 
Butteleye, with a horse and a groom. 

June 14. To A. archbishop of Durham. As the Scots have entered Annandale 
Clackmannan, and Lidderdale {voiles Anandie et de Lidel) and elsewhere within the 
marches in co. Cumberland with a great multitude of armed men, the king 
being in the parts beyond the sea in Scotland, the king, desiring to apply 
speedy counsel and aid, requests the bishop to provide such counsel in this 
behalf as he shall deem fit for the king and for the safe-guarding of those 
parts, so that he may earn the king's commendation. [Fwdera^] 



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1303. 

May 15. 
Wark. 

July 8. 
Perth. 



Membrane lOd — cont, 

Simon de Trewyk* is sent to the abbot and convent of Wouburn. 

Byp.s. [3229.] 

William de Aldefeld acknowledges that'he owes to Master William de 
Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 36 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his land and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of bond of Osbert de Spaldyngton to Alice, daughter of Sir 
William le Conestable of Flayneburgh, for the payment to her of 4 marks 
yearly during his life from his manors of Spaldyngton and Wyltoft, 
payment whereof he charges upon his said manors. Dated at York, on 
Tuesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Archbishop, 31 Edward. 

Memorandum, that Osbert came into chancery, on Saturday the feast of 
St. Margaret, and acknowledged the deed aforesaid. 

Memorandum, that Adam de Skelton, attorney of Adam de Twynham, 
received from the prior and convent of Royston 40 marks for the manor 
of Rede, which Adam de Twynham sold to the prior and convent, and came 
before Master William de Grenefeld, the chancellor, and Sir Adam de 
Osgodeby, keeper of the rolls of chancery, and Robert de Bardelby on 
4 July, 31 Edward, at York, and acknowledged receipt of the 40 marks, and 
delivered letters patent of Adam de Twynham whereby he was attorned in 
this behalf and also of acquittance of the said sum to the prior in the 
presence of the chancellor, the keeper, and Robert. 



Membrane 9d. 

June 12. To the dean of arches, London, and to Jlis commissaries. Prohibition 

Clackmannan, of their holding the plea into which Robert Ing, clerk, has drawn Peter 
de A by ton, king's clerk, in Court Christian concerning the church of 
Tryeng, in the diocese of Lincoln, the presentation of which the king 
lately recovered before himself by consideration of his court against the 
abbot of Faversham, and to which he ordered the bishop of Lincoln by his 
writ of judgment to admit a fit person at the king's presentation notwith- 
standing the abbot's claim, and the king presented Peter to the church, 
and Robert draws him into a plea because Peter sued before the bishop 
for institution to the church at the king's presentation, and prohibition of 
their attempting anything in this behalf that may tend to the prejudice 
of the king's royal right or the delay of the execution of his judgment 
aforesaid, as it would be manifestly contrary to his crown and dignity if 
hi 3 clerks should be drawn into pleas in Court Christian because they 
prosecute the king's right and the executions of judgments rendered in the 
king's court. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 988.] 

Partition of the lands that belonged to John de Danthorp in Alneburgh, 
co. Cumberland, and in Danthorpe, co. York, made by Master Richard 
de Haveryng, escheator beyond Trent, by the king's writ, between William 
son of Alice, nephew (nepotem) and co-heir, and Joan daughter, of 
Margery, niece (neptem) and the other co-heir of John. 

There are assigned to William a moiety of the chief messuage in 
Alneburgh, co. Cumberland, on the south, which messuage is extended 
yearly as it is divided by bounds at 2s., whereof a moiety is 12d,, together 
with a ban* and a cow-house on the east of the water of Alne, which are 
not extended because there are no issues except from houses that cost 

* He is described in the Privy Seal as a Yeoman of the king's butlery. 



31 EDWARD I. 98 



1303. Membrane 9d — cont. 

more in maintenance than the yearly value of the said houses. There 
are also assigned to him 1J acres and a rood of land in the place 
called 'Le Meelpot,' which are extended at 17id. yearly; on the south of 
the gate of the manor 2J acres and a rood of land, which are extended at 
2s. 3%d. yearly ; half an acre of land between the hall of the manor and 
the water of Alne, which is extended at 5s. yearly ; lj acres and a rood 
of land on the north of the water of Alne in Layrstede, which are 
extended at lid. yearly ; in the place called ' Ricardsit ' half an acre of 
land, which is extended at id. yearly ; two acres and a rood of land in the 
place called ' le toftes,' which are extended at 18d. yearly ; half an acre 
of land in the place called * le Milnhul,' which is extended at id. yearly ; an 
acre and a rood of land in the place called 'le Holgat,' which is extended 
at 10c?. yearly ; six acres of land in the place called ' le Wythepot,' which are 
extended at 6s. yearly ; 7 acres of land in the place called ' Estsit,' which 
are extended at 2s. id. yearly ; three roods of land near the barn 
aforesaid on the east of the water of Alne, which are extended at 3d. 
yearly; 9 acres of land in the place called 'le Heghbank,' which are 
extended at 6s. yearly; 3£ acres in the place called 'Midelfurskot,' 
which are extended at Id. yearly; 6 acres of land in the place 
called ' le Dristanknot,' which are extended at 12d. yearly ; 3^ acres in 
the place called ' la Watflat,' which are extended at Id. yearly ; 2j acres 
and a rood of land in the place called ' le Garbrad,' which are extended at 
5Jrf. yearly ; 2£ acres and a rood in the place called ' le Skadbothes,' 
which are extended at id. yearly ; a rood of land in the place called 
' le Keldflat,' which is extended at 2\d. yearly ; 2 acres and a rood of land 
in the place called ' le Grastanflat,' which are extended at i\d. yearly; 
2 acres of land in the place called 'le Estymydelfurskot,' which are 
extended at id. yearly ; a rood of land in the place called ' le Milnerflat,' 
which is extended at 2d. yearly ; half an acre of land in the place 
called ' le Holgat,' which is extended at Id. yearly ; and a rood of land 
in the place called ' le Outgang/ which is extended at Id. yearly. 

Total : 28s. ljd. 

There are also assigned to him of the lands that divers tenants hold at 
the will of the lord of the manor two bovates of land that Adam Raven 
holds, worth 5s. Id. yearly ; two bovates of land that William son of 
Geoffrey hold, worth 5s. Id. yearly ; two bovates of land that Adam 
le Forester holds, worth 5s. Id. yearly ; a moiety of 6d. yearly of rent 
to be received from the said two bovates that the said Adam holds from a 
custom called ' le Brewyngmal,' whereof a moiety is 3d. ; a bovate of land 
that William Belle holds, worth 4s. Id. yearly ; a moiety of 12d. yearly 
of rent to be received from the said bovate that William holds from a 
custom called ' le Brewyngmal,' whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a bovate of land 
that Roger de Porta holds, worth yearly 2s. Id. ; half a bovate of land 
that Thomas Todd holds, worth yearly 16d. ; three acres of land in the 
place called 'le Avenam,' which three acres Richard Belle holds and 
which are extended at 12d. yearly ; six acres of land in le Northsele, 
which the said Richard holds and which are extended at 2s. yearly. 

There are also assigned to him the following of the tenements that 
divers cotters hold there three acres of land that Adam de Burgo holds, 
worth 2s. Id. yearly ; a cottage and four acres of land that Nicholas de 
Burgo holds, worth 2s. 9Jd. yearly ; a moiety of a cottage that Patrick 
the miller holds, which cottage renders 2s. yearly, whereof a moiety is 12d. 

Total : 23s. i%d. 

There are also assigned to h,im the following parcels of the meadows 
there : 2 acres *in the placQ called « let Bradeng ' on the south, which are 



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]QQg Membrane dd — cont. 

extended at 8s. yearly ; a rood in the place called * Dolfynbrigge,' which 
is extended at i%d. yearly ; half an acre in the place called ' Pyoneng,' 
which is extended at 9d. yearly ; half an acre in the place called 

* Bothelacre,' which is extended at dd. yearly; half an acre in the place 
called ' Hassocacre,' which is extended at dd. yearly ; an acre in the 
place called < le Northker,' which is extended at lQd. yearly; an acre in 
the place called * le Hardacre,' which is extended at 12d. yearly; l£ roods 
in the place called 'le Hardacre,' which is extended at iid. yearly; 
half a rood in the place called ' le Elysicrok,' which is extended at 2d. 
yearly ; half an acre in the place called ' le Pesebergh', which is extended 
at 6d. yearly ; half a rood in the places called ' Pesebergh' and ' Rogerpot,' 
which is extended at 2d. yearly. 

• Total : 9s. id. 

There are assigned to him the following parcels of the herbages and 
pastures there : a moiety of the pasture called < le Avenam ' on the south, 
which is extended at lSd. yearly, whereof a moiety is 9d. ; a moiety of the 
pasture called * Layrwath,' which is extended at 8d. yearly, a moiety 
whereof is id. ; a moiety of the pasture called ' Layrsik,' which is extended 
at 12d. yearly,* whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a moiety of a pasture called 
' Layrstedend,* which is extended at 12d. yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; 
a moiety of the pasture called < Aid Alensik,' which is extended 
yearly at id., a moiety whereof is 2d. ; a moiety of the pasture called 

* Semsyk/ which is extended at 12d. yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; 
a moiety of the pasture called ' le Burgh,' which is extended at 12d. 
yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a moiety of the pasture called ' le 
Sebanc,' which is extended at 2s. yearly, whereof a moiety is 12d. 

Total : 4s. 3d. 

There are also assigned to him a moiety of water-mill, which is 
extended at 100s., whereof a moiety is 60s. ; a moiety of a fishery in the 
Alne, which is extended at 6s. Sd. yearly, a moiety whereof is 3s. id. ; 
a common way (via) for all his beasts in the plot of waste land adjoining 
the jiorth gate of the manor. 

Total : 53s. id. 

Sum total of the assignment made to William in Alneburgh : 
6Z. 8s. 5d. 

There are assigned to the said Joan daughter of Margery from the 
lands that belonged to the aforesaid John de Dan thorp in Alneburgh, in 
the said county, a moiety of the chief messuage there on the north, 
which messuage is extended as it is divided by bounds at 2s., whereof a 
moiety is 12d. yearly ; 1| acres and a rood of land in the place called * le 
Melpot/ which are extended at'17j<i yearly; at the north gate of the 
manor 2 j acres and a rood of land, which are extended at 2s. 8jd. yearly ; 
half an acre of land between the hall of the manor and the water of Alne, 
which are extended at 5d. yearly ; l£ acres and a rood of land on the 
north of the water of Alne in the place called 'Layrsted, which are 
extended at lid. yearly; half an acre of land in the place called 
' Ricardsit,' which is extended a,t'id. yearly; 2 acres and a rood of land 
in the place called ' le Toftes,' which is extended at 18d. yearly ; half an 
acre of land in the place called ' le Milnehull,' which is extended at id. 
yearly; an acre and a rood of land in the place called 'le Holgat,' 
which is extended at lOeL yearly; six acres of land in the place 
called * le Wythepot,' which are extended at 6s. yearly ; seven acres 
of land in the place called ( Ie Estfit/ which are extended at 2s. id, 
yearly; three roods of land near the barn on the east of the water 



31 EDWAKD I. 95 



iQAQ Membrane 9d — cont. 

of Alne, which are extended at 8s. yearly ; 9 acres of land in the 
place called * le Heghbanc,' which are extended at 6s. yearly ; 3£ acres 
in the place called ' Midelfurscot,' which are extended at Id. yearly; 
6 acres of land in the place called 'Drystanknot/ which are extended at 
12d. yearly ; 3 J acres of land in the place called * le Watflat,' which are 
extended at Id. yearly ; 2J acres and a rood of land in the place called 
* le Garbrad,' which are extended at 5£d. yearly; 2 acres of land in the 
place called ' le Skadebothes,' which are extended at id. yearly ; a rood 
of land in the place called 'le Keldflat,' which is extended at 2\d. yearly ; 
2 acres and a rood of land in the place called *le Grastanflat,' which are 
extended at 4jd. yearly; two acres of land in the place called 'le Est- 
midelfurskot,' which are extended at id. yearly ; an acre of land in the 
place called ' le Milnerflat,' which is extended at 2d. a year ; half an acre 
of land in the place called ' le Holgat,' which is extended at Id. yearly; 
a rood of land in the place called 'le Outegang,' which is extended at Id. 
yearly. 

Total: 28s. l£d. 

There are also assigned to her the following of the lands that divers 
tenants hold at the will of the lord of the manor : two bovates of land 
that Richard son of Malet holds, which are worth 5s. Id. yearly ; three 
bovates of land that Richard Belle holds, worth 7s. Id. yearly ; a bovate 
of land that Simon de Alneburgh holds, worth 2s. Id. yearly ; a bovate of 
land that John Bacun holds, worth 2s. Id. yearly ; 3 acres of land in the 
place called 'le Avenam,' which Richard Belle holds, worth 12d. yearly; 
6 acres of land in the place called ' le Northfeld,' which the said Roger 
holds, worth 2s. yearly ; an acre of land that Roger de Porta holds, worth 
id. yearly. 

There are also assigned to her the following of the tenements that divers 
cotters hold there : a cottage and six acres of land, which William Belle 
holds, worth 4s. 5d. yearly ; a moiety of 12d. of rent yearly from the said 
six acres from a custom called ' Brewyngmal/ a moiety whereof is 6d. ; a 
cottage and two acres of land that John Horse, the younger (le Jovene), 
holds, worth 19d. yearly ; a cottage and 3 acres of land that John Hprs, 
the elder (le Veal), holds, worth 2s. 5d. yearly ; a cottage and three acres 
of land that "Walter Spyrlyng holds, worth 2s. Id. yearly ; a moiety of 
a cottage that Patrick the miller (molendinar*) holds, which renders 2s. 
yearly, a moiety whereof is 12d. ; a moiety of Qd. yearly of rent from two 
bovates of land that Adam le Forester holds from a custom called 
*le Brewyngmal/ a moiety whereof is 3d. 

Total : 33s. 5d. 

There are also assigned to her the following parcels of the meadows 
there : two acres in the meadow called ' le Bradeng' on the north, worth 
3s. yearly ; a rood of meadow in the place called 'Dolfinbrigg,' worth i%d. 
yearly; half an acre in the place called * Pyonengg/ worth 9d. yearly; 
half an acre in the place called ' Bothelacre,' worth 9d. yearly ; half an 
acre in the place called ' Hassokacre,' worth 9d. yearly ; an acre in the 
place called ' le Northker,' worth 18d. yearly ; an acre in the place called 
' le Hardacre,' worth 12d. yearly ; lj roods in another place called ' le 
Hardacre,' worth id. yearly ; half a rood in the place called 'le Helsycroft,' 
worth 2d. yearly ; half an acr6 in the place called ' Pesebergh,' worth 6d. 
yearly; half a rood in the places called 'Pesber^gh' and ' Rogerpot,' worth 
2d. yearly. 

Total: 9s f id. 



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2303. Membrane 9d — cont. 

There are also assigned to her the following parcels of the herbages 
and pastures there : a moiety of a pasture called ' le Avenam ' on the 
north, extended at lSd. yearly, whereof a moiety is 9d. ; a moiety of a 
pasture called 'Larywath' (sic), extended at 8d. yearly, whereof a moiety is 
id. ; a moiety of the pasture called ' Layrsik, 1 which is extended at 12^. 
yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a moiety of the pasture called 'Lairsted,' 
which is extended at 12d. yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; [a moiety] of the 
pasture called * Aid Alensyk,' which is extended at id. yearly, a moiety 
whereof is 2c?.; a moiety of a pasture called * Seuisyk,' which is extended 
at 12tf. yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a moiety of the pasture called 
'le Burgh/ which is extended at 12d. yearly, whereof a moiety is 6d. ; a 
moiety of the pasture called 'le Sebank,' which is extended at 2s. yearly , 
whereof a moiety is 12d. 

Total : 4*. 36?. 

There are also assigned to her a moiety of a water-mill there, which is 
extended at 100$. yearly, whereof a moiety is 50s. ; a moiety of a fishery 
in [the] Alne, which is extended at 6s. 86?. yearly, whereof a moiety is , 
8s. id. ; also a common way for all manner of beasts in a plot of waste 
land adjoining the north gate of the manor. 

Total: 53s. id. 



Membrane 8d. 

Sum total of the assignment made to Joan of the said tenements in 
Alneburgh : 6Z. 8s. 5§d. 

There are assigned to the said William from the lands that belonged to 
the said John de Danthorp in Danthorp, co. York : from the croft called 
' Mikelcroft ' and the chief messuage of Danthorp, which contains twelve 
acres, there are assigned to him 5| acres with the buildings of the chief 
messuage on the north ; a moiety of a cultura lying beyond the Fosse on 
the east, with the adjoining meadow; a moiety of the cultura called 
' Aykedayl ' on the west, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the 
cultura called ' Langdail ' on the east, with the adjoining meadow, together 
with a moiety of a cultura called ' Waymdail ' on the west, with the 
adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura lying near the* gate of the 
manor of Danthorp on the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of 
the cultura called ' Cotedail ' on the west, with the meadow adjoining ; a 
moiety of the cultura called ' Bountoftdail ' on the east, with the meadow 
adjoining ; a moiety of the cultura called ' Lan Hildail * on the west, with 
the meadow adjoining ; a moiety of an acre of meadow upon Mikelmargote 
on the north ; a moiety of 1| acres of meadow [in] Dankeldayl on the 
south ; a moiety of an acre of meadow on Wandailles and Forlandes on 
the east; a moiety of 4£ acres of meadow on West Langdail on the 
north. 

There are also assigned to him in the South Field, which contains 
fifteen bovates of land, a moiety of the following culture : a moiety of 
that lying at Basedore on the ea,st ; a moiety of that called ' Milnedail ' 
on the west, with the adjoining meadow; a moiety of that called 
* Levedydaii ' on the east, with the adjoining meadow; a moiety of that 
called ' Esthowyndail' on the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety 
of that called * Esthowyndail ' oil the west, with the adjoining meadow ; 
a moiety of that called ' Milnecroftdail ' on the east, with the adjoining 
meadow; a moiety of that called ' Waythildail* on the west, with the 
adjoining meadow ; a moiety of that called * Gayrbraddail ' on the „ east, 



81 EDWABD I. 97 



1 o03. Membrane Sd — cont. 

with the adjoining meadow; a moiety of that called 'Avenam Botes' on 
the west, with the adjoining meadow. Also of two acres of land and two 
acres of meadow lying at le Parrok, there is assigned to him a moiety on 
the north. There is also assigned to him a moiety of half an acre at 
Westfosse on the south ; also part of the toft called 'Miinecroft ' on the 
east, as it is divided by bounds. There is also assigned to him Walter 
Skut, a bondman, who holds a toft and a bovate of land, with his 
tenement, his goods and chattels, and all his issue. There are also 
assigned to him the toft called < Abby toft,' a moiety of the rent of 2s. of 
William Leveneth, a free tenant, who holds a toft and a bovate of land; 
a moiety of the rent of V2d. of William Ysaac, a free tenant, who holds a 
toft and a bovate of land • with a moiety of the rent of the following free 
tenants : a moiety of Id. rent from Eoger del Croft, who holds a toft and 
a bovate of land ; a moiety of [a rent of] Id. from William the smith, who 
holds a toft and four acres of land; a moiety of a rent of Id. from 
Laurence de Humbelton, who holds a toft. There are also assigned to 
him a moiety of a third of a toft and of a bovate of land that Walter the 
goldsmith and Amice, his wife, hold of her dower, with condition that it 
shall remain to the said William after Amice's death. There is also 
assigned to him a moiety of the service of Theobald Hautayn and his 
heirs, who holds 11 bovates of land in Danthorp by knight service. 

There are assigned to the aforesaid Joan daughter of Margery from the 
aforesaid lands the following parcels : from the croft called < Milnecroft' 
6| acres on the south, as it is divided by metes and bounds. Also there 
are assigned to her in the North Field : from the culture* beyond the Fosse 
on the east a moiety on the west, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety 
of the cultura called < Aykedaile ' on the east, with the adjoining meadow ; 
a moiety of the cultura called 'Langdayle' on the west, with the 
adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called ' Wayoudale ' on the 
east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura at the gate of 
the manor of Danthorp on the west, with the adjoining meadow ; a 
moiety of the cultura called ' Cotedaile ' on the east, with the adjoining 
meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called < Bountof tdaile ' on the west, 
with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called < Layrhildail ' 
on the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of an acre at Mikel 
Margot on the south ; a moiety of 1J acres of meadow at Dankeldayl on 
the north ; a moiety of an acre of meadow at Wandailles and Forlandes 
on the east ; a moiety of 4 j- acres of meadow at Westlangdaille on the south. 

There are also assigned to her in the South Field, which contains 
fifteen bovates of land, the following parcels : a moiety of a cultura lying 
at Basedore on the west ; a moiety of a cultura called ' Milnedaille ' on 
the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called < le 
Levedydaile ' on the west, with the adjoining meadow; a moiety of 
the cultura called < Esthowyndaile ' on the east, with an adjoining 
meadow ; a moiety of a cultura called 'Milnecroft daile ' on the west, with 
the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called < Waythildayle ' on 
the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the cultura called 
4 Gayrbraddayle ' on the west, with the adjoining meadow ; a moiety of the 
cultura called < Avenambuttes ' on the east, with the adjoining meadow ; a 
moiety of two acres of land and two acres of meadow at < le Parrok ' on the 
north ; a moiety of half an' acre of meadow at Westfosse on the north ; also 
a part of a croft called 'Milnecroft' on the west ; also two parts of a 
bovate of land called < Dundraynel Hoxgang,' with the croft appurtenant ; 
and 6s. 8d. yearly of rent from a toft and a bovate of land that Walter 
le (sic) Faucomberge holds. 



10230 



98 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1303. 



Membrane Sd —cont. 



There are also assigned to her of the services of the free tenants there : 
a moiety of 2s. of rent from William Leveneth, who holds a toft and a 
bovate of land ; a moiety of 12d. of rent from William Ysaac, who holds a 
toft and a bovate of land ; a moiety of Id. of rent from Boger del Croft, 
who holds a toft and a bovate of land ; a moiety of Id. of rent from 
William the smith, who holds a toft and four acres of land ; a moiety of 
Id. of rent from Laurence de Humbelton, who holds a toft ; a moiety of 
a third of a toft and of a bovate of land, which Walter the goldsmith and 
Amice, his wife, hold in her dower, with provision that it shall remain to 
Joan after Amice's death. There are also assigned to her a moiety of the 
service of Theobald Hautayn, who holds 11 bovates of land in Danthorp 
by knight service. 

The foregoing assignment made to William and Joan of lands in 
Alneburgh, co. Cumberland, and in Danthorp, co. York, is made to them 
so that they shall have and hold all the things aforesaid for themselves 
and their heirs with free ingress and egress and with all liberties, rights 
and appurtenances whatsoever, doing therefor to the chief lords of the fees 
the services therefor due and accustomed as much as pertains to their 
portions aforesaid. 



July 13. 
Perth. 



July 10. 
Perth. 



July 10, 
Perth. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Reginald de Sancto Martino, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 40s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Somerset, Wilts 
and Devon. 

To the prior and convent of the greater order of Chartreux at Hempton. 
Request for their prayers on behalf of the king and queen, his children, 
subjects and adherents, and on behalf of his expedition in Scotland, 
certifying the king of the number of masses, prayers and benefices that 
they shall have caused to be made in this behalf. By p.s. [3345.] 

[Fcedera ; Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1009.] 

The like to the prior and convent of the said order at Selewode. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the treaty of peace and friend- 
ship lately concluded between the king and Philip, king of France, to be 
proclaimed in all its articles, which are here set forth, in his full county 
[court] and in cities, boroughs, market towns and all other places in 
his bailiwick that he shall deem fit, and to cause it to be observed 
under pain of grievous forfeiture. He shall also cause proclamation to 
be made that all aliens of the power of the king of France whose lands 
are in the king's hands by reason of the war aforesaid shall come to 
chancery to receive their lands from the king's hands, according to the 
form of the ordinance aforesaid. [Fcedera.] 

The like to the following (with the necessary alterations) : 

The justice of North Wales. 

The justice of West Wales. 

The justice of Chester. 

John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. 

Robert de Burghersh, warden of the Cinque Ports. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Sandwich. 



31 EDWARD I. 



99 



J 303 



July 28. 
Perth. 



Membrane Id — cont. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the port of Faversham. 

The bailiffs of the port of Fordwyk. 

The bailiffs of the port of Folkeston. 

The bailiffs of the port of Pevense. 

The bailiffs of the port of Hastinges. 

The bailiffs of the port of Hethe. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Byland (Bella Landa) acknowledges, for himself and his 
successors, that he owes to William de Hamelton, dean of York, 31 11 ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York and 
Westmoreland. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Merkingfeld, one of the 
executors of William's will. 



July 10. 
Perth. 



Aug.l. 
Arbroath. 



Thomas de Salleye acknowledges that he owes to Master William de 
Pykeringg, archdeacon of Notingham, 7 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Bartholomew de Catton on Derewent, Elias de Yapum, 
William le Mouner, of Staynford Brigg, and Thomas son of Henry of the 
same acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton, dean of York, 
35 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in co. York. 

To the prior provincial of the order of Friars Preachers in England 
and to the brethren about to assemble at their chapter-general at 
Pontefract. Request for their prayers on behalf of the king, Margaret, 
his consort, his children, subjects and adherents, and for the protection 
of his realm from all adversity. By p.s. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1009.] 

William de Wyvyle acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Pykering 13 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



Aug. 23. 
Aberdeen. 



To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 
king's writ to justice William de Berdewell pending his appeal to the 
pope, or until the king shall cause it to be otherwise ordained by his 
council, as the king lately, at the request of R. archbishop of Canterbury 
signifying to the king by his letters patent that William was excom- 
municated for contumacy and would not permit himself to be justiced by 
ecclesiastical law, ordered the sheriffs to justice William by his body 
according to the custom of England until Holy Church should be 
satisfied for the contempt and wrong, and the king now understands 
that William has appealed to the pope against the sentence pronounced 
against him by the archbishop, and that he is prosecuting his appeal 
with vigour, and the king wills that William shall not be precluded by 
his said writ from prosecuting his appeal in form of law, especially as 
such writ proceeds from the king's grace and the condition of an 
appellant ought to be unimpeded (integer). [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 985.] 



100 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1303. 
Aug. 12. 
Arbroath. 



Aug. 1. 
Arbroath. 



MEMBBANE 6d. 

William Bulderbayn of Wygeton came before the king, on Monday 
after the feast of St. Laurence, and sought to replevy to Agnes daughter of 
Gilbert le Muner and Ranulph son of Ranulph de Daneby their land 
in Wygeton, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against Ellen, late the wife of Walter de 
Lythebeck. This is signified to the justices. 

Simon de Trewyk is sent to the abbot and convent of Wynchecumbe. 

Enrolment of agreement between Anthony, bishop of Durham, and the 
men of the community of the liberty of the bishopric, witnessing that 
whereas the franchise of the bishopric was lately taken into the king's 
hands for certain reasons at his parliament at Westminster at the octaves 
of St. John, in the thirtieth year of his reign, and the aforesaid men 
had shown divers complaints and grievances against the bishop and his 
ministers committed upon them, and afterwards at Durham in threfr 
weeks from Easter, in the thirty-first year, it was amicably treated before 
the king's council between the bishop and the commonalty as to the 
complaints and grievances, and afterwards this treaty was rehearsed before 
the king in the presence of the appeased and accorded parties in the 
following form : 

Whereas the men feel themselves aggrieved because although no free 
man ought to be taken or imprisoned except by an inquisition or 
by a prosecutor (sacrobor) or unless he be taken with the mainour, 
the bishop's bailiffs have there taken men of the country and have 
kept them in prison at their will, contrary to the form aforesaid ; 
the bishop grants that no one shall be imprisoned by his bailiffs in 
his franchise except as has been usual elsewhere in the realm, and 
the inquisitions shall be made by the coroners of the bishopric as 
is usual elsewhere in the realm, according to the form of the statute. 
Whereas the commonalty pray that no free man of the bishopric 
shall be impleaded in Court Christian except concerning wills and 
matrimony, and that those who are impleaded of other matters in 
that court, shall have the prohibition and the attachment against 
(sur) the official as well as against the party ; the bishop grants 
that the prohibition and attachment shall not be refused (vee) to 
any one, and that those who contravene the prohibition shall be 
punished according to the law, whatsoever judge of Holy Church 
they may be. 
Regarding lands held in drengage, the bishop claims the wardship 
of the tenements held of him, and for this reason does not claim 
the wardship of tenements held of others, with the exception of 
the tenants of the prior [of Durham] . 
Whereas the men of the commonalty feel themselves aggrieved because 
the bishop causes to be seised and kept in his wardship lands held 
of others by knight service, on the ground that the tenants hold of 
him by knight service; the bishop says that he ought to have 
by his prerogative wardship of the lands that such tenants hold 
of others by knight service between the Tyne and the Teyse, in 
the same manner as the king has elsewhere in England. As the 
bishop and the men could not agree as to this point, they submitted 
themselves to the award of the king ; and the king granted, for 
the honour of God and St. Cuthbert, that the bishop shall have 
the wardships in the same way as he himself has them elsewhere 
in England. And of those who hold nothing of the bishop, he 
claims no wardship. 



31 EDWARD I. 101 



1303. Membrane Gd — cont. 

Whereas it is lawful to every free man to make a mill in his own 
land and to mine (prendre mine) for coal and iron, the bishop's 
bailiffs have disturbed the lords of towns and other free tenants 
so that they have been unable to make their profits of the things 
aforesaid ; the bishop wills and grants that every man may make a 
mill except on land owing suit to his mill or where it would be 
injurious to him, or he shall have another remedy ; and that every 
man may mine for coal and iron in his several land and also where 
others have common, in the same manner as the bishop does in 
his several land and where others have common. 
Whereas no free man of the bishopric ought to be impleaded except 
in the free court of the bishop, the bailiffs of the bishop have come 
and have caused them to be impleaded at halimotes (halymotz) 
and have caused them to be amerced among the villeins, contrary 
to the common law of the realm ; the bishop wills and grants that 
no free man shall come there, unless he wish to come and make 
plaint of any villein, and if wrong be done to him by any villein 
and if he wish to make plaint elsewhere in a free court, a writ shall 
be granted to him. 

Whereas no free man taken within the franchise of Durham for a 
deed done within the franchise shall be imprisoned in the wapen- 
take of Sadebergh, and no man taken for a trespass committed 
within the wapentake shall be imprisoned at Durham, which is not 
now observed (suffert) ; the bishop wills and grants that this shall 
be so henceforth, except such as shall be taken for a trespass 
against him. 

Whereas all the free men of the bishopric were wont to be quit of 
toll (thounu) and of all manner of purchases {d'acatz) made in a 
town of Uppelaunde, the bishop's bailiffs have come and taken toll 
commonly from those who purchase an acre of corn in the earth, 
an ox or a cow, or any other kind of food in all the towns of 
Upelaund as in a market town, and this by extortion, which was 
not done in the time of his predecessors ; the bishop said that this 
was not done by him, and he wills and grants that hereafter no toll 
shall be taken except in the same places and in the same manner 
as it was wont to be taken in the times of his predecessors. 

And that none of his ministers shall seise other lands and chattels 
into his hands without a writ of warrant from the chancery, 
except after the death of an ancestor who held in chief of him, 
which is not now observed ; the bishop wills and grants that no 
land or chattels shall be seised into his hands otherwise than 
has been the custom in the times of his predecessors. 

And that none of his ministers shall levy a debt from any free 
man unless it be acknowledged or recovered in a court or be his 
certain debt ; the bishop wills and grants this. 

Whereas they pray that no carriage shall be taken from free men, 
unless it be for a certain gift (donant), as is usual throughout the 
realm, except such as hold their lands by this service, and this is 
not observed ; the bishop wills and grants that it shall not be done 
otherwise, exeept in Jime of war, as the king and other lords do 
in the like case. 

And that no under- bailiff of a coroner shall be on horseback, except 
the four coroners, as was done in the time of his predecessors ; 
the bishop wills and grants this. 

Moreover, whereas all the men of the bishopric were wont to have 
free egress and ingress at the gate of the Bayl to go to the 



102 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 



Membrane 6d — cont. 

holy body, the bishop and his ministers have not allowed them 
this, according to what they said ; the bishop wills and grants that 
no one shall be disturbed by him, except in time of war or at 
other times when there shall be need of guard, and in addition 
in such times the bishop wills and grants that they may freely 
enter and leave, except men suspected of evil. 

And as to this that they pray that every free man may course and 
take all manner of beasts outside the bounds of the free chace, 
out of a park, and within the free chace, and within Acregarth, 
hares, foxes, cats, and badgers, which is not now permitted ; 
the bishop wills and grants that every free man shall have power 
to course and take all manner of beasts of venison found outside 
the bounds of the free chace, if it be not in a park or unless it 
be a chased beast followed by men or dogs out of the chace, 
whenever he shall cause chace to be made by himself or by 
others in his name ; and when he is chacing to take hares, foxes, 
cats, or badgers within the said chace, within Acregarth ; the bishop 
wills and grants that those who are specially enfeoffed by him or 
by his predecessors to course there and take such manner of sport 
(dedut), may there course and take, saving his venison. 

Moreover, whereas the free men of the bishopric who were attached 
for vert or for venison of the free chace were wont to acquit 
themselves by a jury of the country (par bon pais) in all the times 
of his predecessors, his ministers have taken and imprisoned 
and detained them at their will upon the assertion (par le sur dit) 
of a forester, without receiving any compurgation (lei) or taking 
any inquisition, and those who were attainted of vert were wont to 
be amerced according to the quantity of the trespass, and this by 
the suitors of the court of the free chace, his bailiffs have amerced 
them at their will without any taxation by the suitors ; the bishop 
wills and grants that such manner of attachments shall not be 
henceforth used for trespass of venison in the said franchise, but 
that inquisitions of office shall be taken at the presentment of the 
foresters in the court of the said chace by upright men sworn, and 
those who shall be indicted by inquisition of trespass of venison 
shall be attached to come to the court aforesaid, and they shall 
there put themselves on a good inquisition of the country if they 
wish to deny the trespass whereof they have been indicted by 
inquisition, and if they be attainted of trespass of venison by 
inquisition, or if they submit, or wish to confess the trespass 
willingly, they shall be punished for the said trespass as is done in 
the like case elsewhere in England, and as to vert, if they be 
attainted by inquisition or taken with the mainour, they shall be 
amerced according to the quantity of the trespass. 

Moreover, those who used to be attached by bare assertion (pur 
surdit) for venison taken in a park, have been wont to acquit them- 
selves by a jury of the country, the bailiffs came and detained them 
in prison at their will without taking any inquisition ; the bishop 
wills and grants that those indicted of such trespasses may acquit 
themselves by a good jury, if they be not found with the mainour. 

Whereas all the men who dwell within the free chace were wont to 
have ' husebote ' and ' heibote ' to burn and to build (edefier), and 
to enclose, and to be quit of pannage, which they ought to have had 
by right of inheritance (de aunteserie) or by feoffment, and this 
was not permitted ; the bishop wills and grants that their estate 



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1303. 



Membrane Qd — cont. 



shall be kept such as it was in the time of his predecessors, and such 
as they have and have used by right of inheritance or by feoffment. 

And that the free men of the free chace shall not be charged with 
more foresters than they used to have, and that no ward {garde) 
shall be divided into two, and that no forester shall be on 
horseback except the two chiefs (mestres), and that the foresters 
on foot shall not take sheaves or other things except from lands 
at ferms (de formes), 'grasmen,' or their bondmen {bondes), and 
then only as they were wont to take before in the time of his 
predecessors ; the bishop wills and grants tbat they shall not take 
sheaves or any other things from free tenants or others otherwise 
than as they were wont to do in the time of his predecessors. And 
as to appointing foresters more or fewer at his will either on foot 
or on horseback, this he shall have power to do (ben li list), because 
the foresters are at his own cost and the cost of his villems, and 
he wills and grants that those whom he shall put there more than 
there used to be, shall take nothing from the country, either sheaves 
or other things. 

Whereas the said community pray that he will redress the beneficial 
improvements (les appruements) made within the free chace and 
without it, and of their ingresses and egresses stopped, to the 
grievous nuisance of the commonalty, in so much that they have not 
free ingress or egress or sufficient pasture appurtenant to their free 
tenements ; the bishop wills and grants that where such improve- 
ments made in his time are nuisances so that the men have not 
sufficient common, they shall be redressed according to law, and the 
king wills that the redress shall be made before Midsummer next. 

Whereas the wastes, within and without the free chace, were let out 
at ferm and were afterwards abandoned (weyvez) through poverty, 
the bailiffs came there and took the beasts of the nearest neigh- 
bours and levied the ferm from them, contrary to the common 
usage of the country ; the bishop said that this was not done by 
him, and he wills and grants that it shall not be done henceforth. 

Moreover the men of the commonalty pray that no issues shall be 
levied within the aforesaid franchise, but that distresses shall be 
levied for default, and the distresses retained, and more to be taken 
until the party shall come into court to answer, as has been the 
custom from time out of mind ; the bishop says that he has not 
done, and does not claim to do, otherwise than men do elsewhere 
in the realm in the like case. 

And the bishop wills and grants, for him and for his church and for 
his successors, so far as in him lies, that all the things above 
granted shall be kept and remain firm and stable to the men of the 
said commonalty and to their heirs for ever. 

And moreover, forasmuch as all the articles and grievances aforesaid 

have been agreed upon in a friendly manner, concerning which the 

men of the commonalty have released to the bishop in person all 

the damages that they have had and received by reason of the 

articles aforesaid, the bishop, for the honour and reverence of the 

king, who was concerned in this accord, has released to the men all 

wrath, hatred, and ill will that he had against them by reason of 

the contents aforesaid. 

In witness whereof he- has put his seal to this writing. Dated at York, 

19 July, 1803, in the thirty-first year of King Edward. French. [Prynne, 

Becords, iii, p. 989 ; enrolled in Begistrum Palatinum Dunelmense, iii, p. 61.] 



104 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1303. 
Aug. 28. 

Aberdeen. 



Aug. 17. 

Kincardine. 



Aug. 27. 
Aberdeen. 



Aug. 7. 
Brechin. 



Aug. 28. 
Aberdeen. 



Sept. 24. 

Loghendorm. 



MEMBBANE 5d. 

Stephen de Bella Aqua acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Grenefeld, canon of St. Peter's, York, 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the abbot and convent of St. Edmund's. Whereas the king lately 
requested them by his letters to admit into their house Roger le Ussher 
with two horses and two grooms, and to find him in food and clothing 
and other necessaries for his life, and they have written back praying the 
king to spare them on this occasion, as their house is charged with 
William de Camera, the king's Serjeant, by like request of the king : the 
king, bearing in mind the said charge, again requests them to admit 
Roger into their house with at least one horse and one groom, and to find 
them their necessaries, according to the king's former order, making to 
Roger letters sealed with their common seal as to this. As their house 
is charged with the said William at the king's request, he will in recom- 
pence for that charge discharge them of Roger's second horse and second 
groom mentioned in his former letters. They are desired to write back 
by the bearer what they shall have caused to be done in this matter. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1011.] 

Richard le Spenser of Beverley came before the king, on Tuesday after 
St. Bartholomew, and sought to replevy his and his wife Mabel's land in 
Beverley, which was taken into the king's hands for their default in 
the king's court against Maud de Waddeworth. This is signified to the 
justices of the Bench. 

Stephen Meeu is sent to the abbot and convent of Rammeseye. 

By p.s. [3370.] 

The abbot and convent afterwards excused themselves, and Stephen teas sent 

to the abbot and convent of Peterborough, By p.s. 

The abbot of Byland acknowledges that he owes to Simon Gwidi 
and Peter Regalet and their fellows, merchants of the society of Mark 
Reyner of Florence, 116 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment* 

William de Estthorp came before the king, on Tuesday after St. 
Matthew, and sought to replevy to John son of Gilbert de Northfenton, 
Thomas Gildan, Thomas Stirtup and Ellen, late the wife of Gilbert 
de Fenton, their land, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Ralph son of 
Juliana. 



Sept. -4. 
Banff. 



John de Mikelfeld came before the king, on Wednesday after 
St. Matthew last, and sought to replevy his land in Queldryk, which was 
taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench 
against Adam son of William de Mikelfeld. This is signified to the 
justices. 

Geoffrey le Waleys is sent to the abbot and convent of Tavystok. 

Roger le Usser is sent to the prior and convent of Ely with a horse and 
a groom. 



81 EDWARD I. 105 



-• oao Membrane 5d — conU 

List of deeds and transcripts that Master Robert de Pykering, one of 
the envoys sent into France by the king to treat for the re- establishment 
of peace between him and the king of France, delivered to Sir Philip de 
Wylgheby, chancellor of the exchequer : 

The first armistice (soutfraunce) taken and agreed upon between the 
said kings at Fives Saint Bavon, in the name of the king of 

France. 
Also the first prolongation (esloignance) of the armistice made and 

agreed at Courtray. 
Also the second prolongation of the armistice made at Tournay. 
Also the first prolongation of the armistice made by the pope. 
Also the declaration as to the words contained in the second 

prolongation ' droit fesant e droit pemaunt.' 
Also the cases of Gascony containing offences (tnesprises) committed 

against the armistice. And they are contained in a roll of paper 

(papir) and in another of parchment. 
Also the points and the articles that the men of Scotland have 

done contrary to the armistice after it was proclaimed. 
Also a public instrument containing the promise (compromis) of 

the king of England made to the pope, and the peace ordained by 

the pope upon this promise. 
Also the procuration of Brother Geoffrey Dablyons, of the order of 

Preachers, and of the Peter de Landosises, of the order of Minors, 

sent to the king of England at Westminster by the king of France 

for Sir John de Baillol and the Scots, with some requests. 
Also the requests that the said brethren made to the king of 

England on behalf of the king of France. 
Also the answers made to the same requests to the king of France by 

Master John Lovel and Master John de Selveston. 
Also the procuration made to the said John and John by the king of 

England. 
Also the procuration of Master William de Beaufort, John de la 

Forest, Clement de Saveny sent to the king of England near 

Edenburgh by the king of France. 
Also the answers that the said envoys made to the king of England 

at the same place concerning (afferantz as) the other answers and 

requests that were made before to the king of France by Master 

John Lovel and Master John de Selveston. 
Also the grievances and articles that the envoys showed to the king 

of England at the same time in writing. 
Also a public instrument containing the procuration that Sir Geoffrey 

de Geynvill, Sir John Lovel and Thomas de Logor, envoys of the 

king of England, had with them in France to answer to the articles 

and reasons that Master William de Beaufort and John de la 

Forest showed to the king near Edenburgh. 
Also a roll containing the homage and fealty that John de Baillol 

did to the king. 
Also the rendering of the homage of John de Bailliol. 
Also a public instrument containing the renunciation of John de 

Bailliol and of the Scots of the alliances made to the king of 

France and the submission and surrender of the realm of Scotland 

by the said John and of the fealties and homages done to the king 

of England by the great lords of Scotland. 
Also the ordinance made at Mustroil of the peace between the envoys 

of the kings of England and of France. 



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1303. 



Membrane 5d — eont. 



Also a deed of bail of John de Bailliol by Sir Robert de Burghersh 

to the bishop of Vicenza (Vicence) at "Wytsand. 
Also a public instrument containing the letter of credence of the king 

of France that Master Peter de Money and Sir John de Barres 

brought to the king of England and the armistice that the king of 

England granted to the Scots by the same credence. 
Also the last truce (trieuue) granted to the Scots by the bishop of 

Chester, the earl of Lincoln and John de Berewyk. 
Also the tenor of the bull of pope Honorius III. 
Also the reasons shown {fetes) that John de Bailliol or the Scots 

ought not and cannot of right be allied with the king of France or 

be included in the armistice. 
Also a roll of three pieces containing the two peaces formerly made 

between the kings of England and of France. 
Also a roll of the third peace between the said kings. 
Also the letter sealed with the great seal of the contract of marriage 

made at Parys between the king of England and Margaret, sister 

of the king of France. 
Also certain grievances that the Scots say that the men of the king 

of England have committed upon them during this armistice. 
Also three articles that were granted before the agreement of marriage 

to the king of England by the king of France for the remedy of 

the appeals of Gascony and that were afterwards put in another 

form in the letter of marriage. 
Also a public instrument sealed with four authentic seals of the 

bishops of England containing the renunciations of John de Bailliol 

and of the Scots and of homages and fealties. 
Also the letter of the bishop of Vicenza sealed with his seal and 

written by a public hand of bail of John de Bailliol made at 

Wytsand by Sir Robert de Burghersh in the name of the king of 

England at the pope's request. 
Also the letter of the alliance of Philip, king of France, made to 

John de Bailliol and to the men of Scotland and sealed with the 

great seal of the king of France. 
Also a public instrument made upon the renunciation of John de 

Bailliol of the alliances made with the king of France. 
Also the letter of the truce (treues) granted to the king of France to 

hold with the Scots, sealed with the seals of Master Peter de Money 

and Sir John de Barres. French. 

List of the deeds lately (dareinement) made delivered to the said Sir 
Philip by the said Master Robert de Pykering. 

The prolongation of the armistice last made at Paris, sealed with 

the seals of Sir Louis, son of the king of France, and of other 

envoys and proctors of that king. 
Also an executory letter of this prolongation. 
Also a letter in Latin of the procuration of the king of France to 

treat and agree as to the peace. 
Also another letter in Latin of procuration to make the alliance. 
Also a letter of surrender of the duchy of Aquitaine. 
Also the commission of the king of France to deliver all the land 

that he holds in his hands in the duchy of Aquitaine. 
Also the ratification in Latin by Louie, the eldest son of the king of 

France, of the peace made between his father and the king of 

England. 



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ioaq Membrane 5d — conU 

Also the ratification in Latin by the said Louis made of the alliance 

between the two kings. 
Also a protestation under a public hand made at Bois de Vicens for 

the king of England and Sir Edward, his son. 
Also a protestation made at Rokesburgh for the king of England. 
Also a protestation made at Rokesburgh for Sir Edward, his son. 

French. 

Eve, late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief, puts in her 
place Peter de Shrepham and Gilbert de Belagh to receive in chancery 
her dower of the knights' fees and advowsons that belonged to Robert. 

Sept. 25. The prior of Holy Trinity, York, acknowledges, for himself and his 
Loghendorm. convent, that he owes to Master Robert de Pykering 25 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nicholas Warde, parson of the church of Gyseleye, diocese of York, 
acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Bondegate, chaplain, 19 marks 
6id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the chancellor. 

Aucher son of Henry acknowledges that he owes to Master "William de 
Grenef eld, dean of Chichester, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Miles de Stapelton, who sues for 

' the king, and to Aucher son of Henry until the octaves of the Purifica- 
tion, as to this that Miles says for the king that Aucher has more in his 
purparty of the knights' fees, etc. than he ought to have. 

Memorandum, that the chancellor on the testimony of John de Tilton, 
asserting that Ralph son of William de Arnale is staying in the king's 
service in Scotland with John de Segrave, granted to Ralph the king's 
protection to last from 19 September until Easter, and John de Tilton 
mainperned before the chancellor, under pain of 100s. to be paid to the 
king's use, that he will cause the chancellor to have sufficient warrant 
before the octaves of Martlemas next that Ralph shall stay in 
the king's service in the said parts as is aforesaid. — And John afterwards 
brought a writ under the privy seal to the chancellor for warrant for the 
protection aforesaid. 



Sept. 19. 
Kinloss. 



Oct. 6. 

Kinloss. 



Sept. 4. 
Banff. 



MEMBRANE id. 

John Pryket of Canterbury came before the king, on Sunday the feast 
of St. Faith, and sought to replevy to John de Bereham and Isabel, his 
wife, their land in Snaue and Ivechirche, which was taken into the king's 
hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against John de 
Burne of Langeford and Isabel, his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Master William le Surigien, lately sent to the prior and convent of 
Buttele, who wrote back to the king that their house is so burdened 
nowadays with debts and by the inundation of the sea and also by divers 
and unexpected grievances that they are unable to fulfil the king's prayers 
for William, which excuse the king regards as null, is sent back to the 
prior and convent. By p.s. [3427.] 



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CALENDAB OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1303. 
Oct. 10. 
Kinloss. 



[Oct.] 19* 
Kinloss. 



Aug. 15. 
Aberdeen. 

Oct. 4. 
Kinloss. 



Oct. 20. 
Kinloss. 



Oct. 20. 
Kinloss. 



Membrane &d — cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Whereas Master Jordan Moraunt lately 
arramed an assize of novel disseisin against Gillot le Sautreour concerning 
certain tenements that belonged to John de Butterle, to wit a messuage 
and four shops in London, before the sheriffs to be pleaded according to 
the custom of the city; and the king for certain reasons ordered the 
sheriffs by his writ of the exchequer to supersede the taking of the assize 
and to warn the parties to be at the exchequer on the morrow of Holy 
Trinity last before him and his council there to show what right pertains 
to each party in this matter, and after the matter had been discussed 
before the council Gillot, wishing to avoid the damages that he might 
have incurred if Jordan had recovered the tenements by recognition of 
the assize aforesaid, rendered the tenements to Jordan before the council, 
renouncing all his rights, saving to him 20s. yearly only, to be received 
from the tenements until he should be satisfied for the debts in which 
John was bound to the king at the exchequer at his death, which debts 
the king had given to Gillot and which he ordered the sheriffs to levy 
for Gillot's use from John's lands : the king orders them not to exact 
from Jordan anything except the said 20s. yearly by reason of his said 
tenements, and to cause the remainder of the said debts to be levied from 
the other tenements that belonged to John. 

Bichard le Mareschal of Aymunderby acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Thorntoft, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Master John de Haut acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 61. 0s. Sid. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

^Walter de Bungeye is sent to the prior and convent of Ely. 

By p.s. [3898.] 

Adam de Swyneford is sent to the prior and convent of Daventr[y]. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Brother Thomas de Donecastr[ia], 
prior of the order of Bethleem in England, until the morrow of St. Hilary 
to make the law that he wagered in chancery before the chancery to 
Thomas de Cornub[ia], clerk of the same chancery, for a debt of 6 marks 
exacted from him by the said clerk. 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Henry le Messager, attorney of 
John de Lancastr[ia], to sue in chancery in John's name for certain 
tenements that are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the 
heir of Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, which tenements John asserts 
pertain to him by right of inheritance, until the octaves of St. Hilary 
next. 

Amy de Plessetis, executrix of the will of Augustine de Plessetis, puts 
in her place Hugh de Jernemuta, clerk, to prosecute in her name the 
king's writs for a recognisance made to Augustine in chancery by Peter 
Fardeyn for 12L, and to receive the money in her name, and to make an 
acquittance thereof as right demands. 



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1303. 
Oct. 10. 

Kinloss. 



Oct. 20. 
Dundee. 



Sept. 20. 
Kinloss. 



Membrane 3d. 

Nicholas de Cokefeld, the king's Serjeant at arms, is sent to the abbot 
and convent of Battle, so that they shall admit him into their house and 
find him for life in food and clothing and other necessaries of life as befits 
such a serjeant of the king. 

Henry de Kygheleye acknowledges that he owes to Alice, late the wife 
of Eichard le Butiller, deceased, 10 marks yearly for her life ; to be levied, 
in default of payment of his lands and chattels in cos. York and Lancaster. 

Master William de Wellop acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Thorntoft, clerk, 24 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. York and Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Hengham, clerk, 302. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

John de Sancto Walerico acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Grantham 70s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. London and Bedford. 

Roger son of Roger de Frenes acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Thorntoft, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Philip, king of France. The men of the town of Ipswich have 
signified to the king by letters under their common seal that whereas 
Roger Barun of Flicham of Lynn, merchant of the realm of England, 
lately, after the proclamation of the peace between the king and 
the king of France, engaged (frettasset) a ship of Golding Mayden 
of Ipswich to be loaded at Ipswich with his wool to the value 
of 200Z. to be taken from that town to Brabant, in order to trade 
there with the wool and to make his profit upon it as he should see 
fit, certain malefactors of the town of Caleys of the power of the king of 
France entered the ship during her passage to Brabant on the sea by 
force and arms, and carried her and the wool off to Caleys, and they still 
detain them at Caleys, and slew certain men in the ship and imprisoned 
others, contrary to the form of the peace aforesaid : the king desires the 
king of France to cause full and proper restitution of the ship and wool 
or suitable compensation therefor to be made without delay, and to cause 
delivery of the imprisoned men to be made, so that the said merchant and 
others of the king's realm and power may enjoy the said peace, as they 
wish. By C. 



Nov. 1. 

Cambus- 

kenneth 

(Canukynel), 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

Thomas Gobyon acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 
dean of York, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas de la River[e] and John de Thornton acknowledge that they 
owe to the said dean 9BL 8s. 6d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Reginald de Rokesle acknowledges that he owes to William de Bosco 
20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Kent. — The chancellor took the acknowledgment. 



110 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1303. 

Oct. 20. 

Dundee. 



Nov. 10. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

To Philip, king of France. Adam Honsum of Gloucester, merchant 
of the king's realm, has shown the king that whereas he lately, after the 
proclamation of the peace made between the king and the king of France, 
caused a ship of William de Dovor[ia] to be loaded at Andwerp in 
Brabant with cloth and silver in mass belonging to him, to the value of 
220/. sterling, in order to bring them to England, certain malefactors of 
the town of Caleys of the power of the king of France took the ship 
during her passage to England on the sea coast near Dover by force and 
arms, and carried her and the said goods to Caleys, and they still detain 
the goods from Adam, although they afterwards delivered the ship to 
William : the king requests the king of France to cause full and proper 
restitution of the cloth and silver or suitable compensation to be made to 
Adam, so that he and others of the king's realm and power may enjoy 
the said peace, as they wish. 

To Guy son of Guy, count of Flanders. The king learns from the 
complaint of Eustace Malherbe, burgess and merchant of Staumford, 
that whereas he sent a ship of his loaded with corn and other wares by 
certain of his mariners and servants to Brabant to trade there with the 
same, certain men of Caunser and Cache in Zeeland entered the ship 
by force and arms, and carried her and the corn and other wares to the 
value of 165 J. sterling from the said mariners and servants, and they 
detain them from Eustace : the king requests Guy to cause due restitution 
of the ship, corn and wares and also amends for the trespass aforesaid to 
be made, so that it may not be necessary for the king to provide Eustace 
with another remedy. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. The king is well aware that 
many arrests and divers attachments of the goods and wares of divers 
merchants and men of John, duke of Brabant, the king's son, have been 
made in his realm by his order and in other ways at the suit of merchants 
and men of the realm for the debts that the duke owes to them and for 
their goods that they have lost in Brabant. As the duke has besought the 
king by his letters to cause proclamation to be made throughout the realm 
that if there be any men of the realm to whom he owes anything or who 
have lost any of their goods in Brabant, they shall go to Brabant or send 
tkeir certain envoys or attorneys to demand and sue for their debts there, 
and to show in what manner they have lost their goods in those parts, and he 
has signified to the king that he will cause it to be so done in this matter 
that the merchants shall be contented, and that he will cause them to 
have safe conduct in going thither, staying there, and returning thence : 
the king, preferring that the merchants shall be satisfied amicably rather 
than by such arrests and distraints, by reasori of the grievous damage 
that may happen through such arrests to merchants on both side, orders 
the mayor and sheriffs to cause proclamation to be made in full husting 
at London and elsewhere in the city where they shall deem fit that all 
those of the realm to whom the duke owes anything or who have lost 
their goods in Brabant shall go to Brabant or send their envoys or 
attorneys to the duke to demand their debts and to show such grievances, 
and to sue in form aforesaid, if they think fit. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause proclamation to be made in 
cities, boroughs, market towns and elsewhere where he shall deem fit. 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



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1303. 



Membrane 2d — eont. 



Nov. 10. William de Kent, who has long and faithfully served the king, is sent 
Dunfermline, to the abhot and convent of Wynchecombe. By p.s. [4018.1 

He was not admitted there, and was afterwards sent to the abbot 
and convent of Colchester. 

Memorandum, that Master Roger de Heselarton came into chancery at 
York, on 10 November, on behalf of brother Robert de Weynflete, some- 
time abbot of Bardeney, and showed the chancellor a public instrument 
by which it appeared that Robert had appealed to the court of Canterbury 
against the sentence pronounced against him by the bishop of Lincoln, 
and that he was prosecuting the appeal. 

Memorandum, that William de Middelton and Robert de Mersk came 
into chancery, on Monday the octave of Michaelmas, ready to put 
themselves in the custody of the marshalsea for a debt acknowledged by 
them in accordance with the statute of Acton Burnel, for which they 
were lately adjudged to the prison of the Marshalsea by the justices 
appointed to hold pleas before the king. 



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32 EDWARD I. 



1303. 

Nov. 25. 

Dunfermline. 



Nov. 24. 
Dunfermline. 



Nov. 26. 
Dunfermline. 



Nov. 24. 
Dunfermline. 

Nov. 25. 

Dunfermline. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

John son of Stephen de Bradeford, imprisoned at York for the death 
of Thomas son of William le Fulur of Bradeford, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him until the first 
assize. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard Artur, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the same. Like order for the election of a coroner in place of 
Eobert de Panes. 

To Walter de G[l]oucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Mabel, late the wife of John de Doune, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause William de Kymbalton, 
imprisoned at York upon a charge of breaking into the king's treasury at 
Westminster, to be taken with all speed under safe conduct to Neugate, 
there to be delivered to the keeper of the king's gaol, whom the king has 
ordered to receive him from the sheriff and to cause him to be kept safely 
in the said prison until otherwise ordered. By C. 

To the keeper of the gaol of Neugate. Order to receive the said William 
from the sheriff, and to keep him safely, as above. By C. 

To R. bishop of London and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon 
of London, collectors of the tenth imposed upon the clergy of England 
for three years by pope Boniface VIII, or to Master John Bonich[ii] de 
Senis, commissary of the said Bartholomew. Order to supersede until 
the king shall otherwise ordain the exaction from W. bishop of Worcester 
of the said tenth from the goods pertaining to the bishopric for the time 
when the bishopric was void and in the king's hand in the name of 
guardianship, as the king understands that they exact the tenth from the 
bishop for that time. It is provided that the bishop shall be charged 
with the tenth from the time when the king restored the temporalities. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Heton, deceased. 

Stephen de Kelkefeld and John, his brother, imprisoned at York for 
the death of Thomas Lurtyng of Winchester, wherewith he is charged, 
has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of John de Lek', deceased. 

To the same. Like order to cause a coroner to be elected in place of 
Richard le Clerk of Notingham, deceased. 



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113 



1303. 

Nov. 81. 
Dunfermline. 



Nov. 25. 

Dunfermline. 

Nov. 25. 

Dunfermline. 



Nov. 28. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To R. bishop of London, collector of the tenth imposed upon the clergy of 
England for three years by pope Boniface VIII, with Master Bartholomew 
de Ferentino, canon of London, deputed by the pope. Whereas the said 
pope granted a moiety of the tenth to the king for his urgent affairs, 
the other moiety being reserved to the pope in aid of the church of 
Rome, if the pope should live for the three years, and he granted the 
whole residue in the event of his death within that time to the king 
for his uses, to be collected and levied from the time of his death ; 
and the pope has died within that time, for which reason the whole 
of the tenth from the time of his death pertains to the king ; and 
the king needs a great sum of money for the consummation of his 
affairs in Scotland, for lack of which he would be frustrated of his 
purpose : the king, confiding in the bishop's usual and approved good 
will, orders him to pay all the money of the tenth for the first term of 
the third and last year now collected and levied by him, or that shall be 
collected and levied, to John de Drokenesford, keeper of the king's 
wardrobe, whom the king is sending to him specially in this behalf, laying 
aside all excuse and delay. The king will save the bishop harmless by his 
letters patent against the new pope and against all others whom it may 
concern in any way for all the money of the said term that he shall pay 
to John by virtue of this order. The bishop is enjoined to conduct 
himself so in this .matter that the expedition of the king's affairs aforesaid 
shall not be in any way retarded. By letters of J. de Drokenesford. 

The like to the said Bartholomew. 

The like to Master John Bonichii de Senis, commissary of the said 
Bartholomew. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William de Stirkeland, who is incapacitated 
by age and infirmity. 

To the sheriff of Salop. It is shown to the king by Richard de Harle 
that whereas he, when he was lately sheriff of that county, took mainprise 
from Roger le Wylde of Lodelawe and Dionisia la Gardinere of Lodelawe, 
who were indicted and imprisoned at Shrewsbury for aiding and assenting 
to the death of William de Eyton, clerk, whereof Roger de Knychton, a 
fugitive, was indicted, that they would appear at the next gaol delivery 
and stand to right in this matter before the king's justices, and he delivered 
them from gaol by this mainprise, John de Havering and Roger Springe - 
hose, afterwards appointed justices to deliver the said gaol, although 
Roger and Dionisia came before them and were acquitted by consideration 
of the court, nevertheless have adjudged Richard to prison because he 
delivered Roger and Dionisia from the gaol by the said mainprise without 
any warrant, in which prison he is still detained ; and the king, wishing 
to be certified as to the premises, has ordered John to send him under his 
seal the record and process in this matter before him and Roger Spring- 
hose with all things concerning it, so that the king shall have them before 
him in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, in order that he may do for 
Richard what shall be just in this behalf: the king orders the sheriff to 
cause Richard to be delivered from prison upon his finding twelve men of 
that county who shall mainpern to have him before the king in the 
quinzaine aforesaid to do and receive what the king's court shall consider 
in this behalf. By C. 

To Philip de Everdon, fermor of the king's manor of Selveston. Order 
to cause the houses of the manor and tne weir there to be repaired 
out of his ferm by the view and testimony of men of those parts. 



jopo 



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114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLL8. 



1303. 

Nov. 26. 
Dunfermline. 



Nov. 30. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Thomas Alard, keeper of the king's lands of the marsh of 
Wynchelese. Whereas the king lately — because he was given to under- 
stand that the walls (wallie) and ditches (fossata) that were made for the 
protection of the said lands and of other lands of those parts were 
so broken down by inundation of the sea that both the king's lands 
aforesaid and the lands of others of those parts are flooded, so that it is 
regarded as likely that the lands will be entirely lost unless the walls and 
ditches be speedily repaired, and that his tenants of the said lands refused 
to contribute to the repair of the walls and ditches aforesaid by reason of 
a composition lately made between them and the tenants of other lands in 
the said marsh, whereby it was agreed that the king's lands aforesaid should 
be defended by the lands of others there in such repairs of walls, and that 
the tenants of the other lands were not able (non sujjiciebant) to make 
sufficient repair of the walls and ditches by reason of the great costs that 
would be incurred— ordered Thomas to make due contribution to the 
repair of the walls and ditches aforesaid according to the quantity of the 
king's lands there, together with the tenants of the other lands aforesaid; 
and it now appears by an inquisition returned into chancery made by 
Robert de Septem Vannis, William de Hastinges, and Robert Paulyn, 
whom the king lately appointed to survey the walls, sewers and ditches 
by the coasts of the sea and of the parts aforesaid in co. Sussex that have 
been broken down by the sea, and to enquire through whose default such 
damage arose, and to enquire of all those who hold lands in those parts 
and have protection in any way or may have protection by such walls, sewers 
and ditches, that the said marsh of Wynchelese cannot be saved or kept by 
the existing old wall on the east, and that if it ought to be saved, it is highly 
necessary (oportet omnbnodo) that a new wall shall be made there of the 
length of 350 perches, and that such new wall cannot be made by those 
who ought to keep the old wall according to the old composition 
aforesaid, because they are unable [to bear] such charges by reason 
of the diminution of their lands there unless the king's lands and 
all other lands that may have protection in any way by the said new wall 
contribute equally to make the wall : the king orders Thomas to make a 
reasonable contribution from the issues of his bailiwick to the making of 
the new wall, according to the quantity of the king's lands there, together 
with the tenants of other lands there, according to the discretion and 
ordinance of Robert, William, and Robert, or of any other whom they 
shall appoint for this purpose, upon this occasion of the king's special 
grace, lest for want of such contribution both the king's lands and those 
of others in those parts shall perish or lest even greater damages arise 
there in the future. By C. 

To Robert de Septem Vannis, William de Hastingees (sic), and Robert 
Paulyn, appointed to supervise the walls, sewers and ditches by the coasts 
of the sea and of the parts adjoining in co. Sussex. Order to depute a 
man of those parts in whom they have full confidence to supervise and 
ordain that the aforesaid contribution that the king has ordered the 
aforesaid Thomas to make for the repair of the wall shall be well and 
faithfully expended, whenever the said supervisors may be unable to 
attend to the matter themselves. By C. 

To John de Listo and the other collectors and receivers of the new 
custom at London. Whereas it was found by the inquisition that the 
king ordered to be taken by Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the Tower 
of London, and John de Sandale, keeper of his exchange at London, 
concerning the goods and chattels that belonged to William de Saut, late 



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citizen of Bayonne, deceased, and which the king lately ordered to be 
arrested by the mayor and sheriffs of London and to be delivered to John 
de Sandale to do therewith what the king had ordered him, that goods 
that belonged to William had been arrested to the value of 1,0822. lis. 5d. 
in the hands of John Dolron, John Blank, and William de Laur', then 
collector^ and receivers of the custom in that city, of which goods and 
chattels John de Sandale received only 9152. Is. 5d., as he signified to the 
king; whereupon the king, on the testimony of John de Sandale, 
who asserted that 1172. 10s. Od. that are in arrear of the aforesaid 
sum remained in the hands of John Dolron, deceased, ordered the 
mayor and sheriffs to cause all the goods that belonged to John 
to be arrested wherever found in the city, and he likewise ordered the 
said collectors and receivers to cause goods of the said John to be 
arrested in the said custom to the value of 1172. 10s. Od. until the king 
should be satisfied for that sum or until otherwise ordered ; and the 
mayor and sheriffs returned that they could not discover (hiquivere) that 
there were any goods that belonged to John in the city of London unless 
they were in the custom of wool, and the collectors have signified that it 
is not found that anything is owing to John in the custom : the king, 
although he wills for certain causes that execution of 87/. of the 1172. 10s. 
Od. shall be staid for the present, orders the collectors to cause the sum 
of 302. 10s. Od. to be arrested without delay from the money received and 
to be received by them from the custom for the use of the said John 
Blaunk and William de Laur', in whose hands and in the hands of the 
said John Dolron the said 1,032/. lis. 5d. were arrested, and from other 
goods and chattels of John and William in the said custom, and to cause 
the money to be kept safely, so that the collectors shall have it, together 
with 9s. M. that are still in their custody of the goods that belonged to 
William de Saut, as they have signified to the king, in the king's chancery 
at York on the morrow of the Purification, to do therewith what the king 
shall cause to be ordained by his council. 

Dec. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As the king wills that 

Dunfermline his castle of Gloucester and the tyna and barton of Gloucester shall be 
joined to the body of the county of Gloucester and shall be in the ward- 
ship of his sheriffs of that county together with the county, so that the 
sheriff shall answer at the exchequer for the true value of the said castle, 
tyna and barton by a fixed yearly ferm or otherwise as shall seem most 
expedient for the king's profit, and shall be charged therewith yearly with 
the ferms and other profits of the county : the king orders them to cause 
this to be so done and enrolled in the rolls of the exchequer. 

By K. on the information of the bishop of Coventry and Lich- 
field, the treasurer. 

Dec. 10. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 

Dunfermline who supplies his place. Order to cause John Dymmok, the king's 
serjeant, to have in the king's Hay of Benteleye, which is within the 
•bounds of the forest of Cank', six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

Dec. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. As the king 

Dunfermline, wills that William de Caunceton shall have, in consideration of his good 

service in Scotland and o^the praise that the king hears of him, the office 



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Dec. 10. 

Dunfermline. 



Dec. 10. 

Dunfermline. 



1304. 

Jan. 22. 

Dunfermline. 



Jan. 22. 
Dunfermline, 



2303 Membrane 16 — cont. 

of sheriff of Cork in Ireland and shall be his sheriff there during pleasure ; 
the king orders them to commit to William the county aforesaid, upon 
his taking oath such as other sheriffs have been wont to take in such case, 
and to cause the king's letters patent under the seal of that exchequer to 
be made to him in this behalf. By p.s. 

To John Bellard and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Bellardi of Lucca, keepers of the exchange of Dover. Order not to hold or 
make any exchange in the town of Dover after the Epiphany next, and not 
to intermeddle therewith in any way, as the king wills that the said 
exchange shall not be held in that town after the said feast. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to enjoin the said keepers on the king's behalf not 
to hold any exchange in that town in any way after the aforesaid feast, 
and not to intermeddle therewith in any way. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Henry de Helyun, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the taker of. the king's wines of the right prise at Southampton. 
Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu three tuns 
of wine for the thirtieth, thirty -first, and thirty-second years of the reign, 
in accordance with the late king's grant by his charter of a tun of wine 
yearly for the celebration of mass in their church, and with the king's 
grant, at the instance of R. bishop of Bath and Wells, his chancellor, that 
they shall receive the wine by the hands of the taker of his wines at 
Southampton. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas John de Glastingebury 
impleaded Richard le Celeriresman of Tychefeld before the justices of the 
Bench for a trespass committed upon him, and Richard was put in 
exigent because he did not come before the justices to answer to John, 
and was afterwards outlawed ; the king has pardoned Richard the out- 
lawry for his good service in Scotland, on condition that he stand to right 
in the king's court concerning the trespass if John wish to speak against 
him concerning it at a certain day to be prefixed by the king; and 
Richard has found the king in chancery Master Ralph de Odyharn, 
Richard le Wayte of Chyryton, and Thomas de Basyngstok, of co. South- 
ampton, who have mainpemed to have him before the justices in fifteen 
days from Easter to answer to John : the king orders the sheriff to warn 
John to be before the justices at the said day to prosecute his suit against 
Richard, if he think fit. 

Dec. 20. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to stay until Easter next the 
Dunfermline, execution of the exigent in which Alexander Cheverel, who is staying 
with the king in his service in Scotland, was placed to be outlawed in that 
county [court] before Aymer de Valencia, Hugh le Despenser and their 
fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses 
committed against the king and Queen Margaret in the park of Caramel, 
because he did not appear before the justices, execution whereof the king 
ordered the sheriff to supersede until St. Hilary by reason of Alexander's 
service in Scotland, as the king wishes to show him further favour 
because he is still staying in his service aforesaid. By p.s. [4185.] 



1303 

Dec. 10. 

Dunfermline. 



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1303. 



1304. 

Jan. 7. 
Dunfermline. 

1303. 
Dec. 13. 

Dunfermline. 



1304 

Jan. 1. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 16 — co?it. 

To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of Warin Maudut, tenant 
in chief, from the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged 
to Warin. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Henry de Neuton, who is incapacitated by 
illness and infirmity. 

Bartholomew son of John de Sumerton, imprisoned at Norwich for the 
death of John son of Petronilla de Drayton, wherewith he is charged, was 
charged therewith out of hatred and malice and not because he is guilty. 
The sheriff of Norfolk is therefore ordered to deliver him in bail until the 
first assize to twelve mainpernors. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of Nicholas de Cryel, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

Jan. 6. To the sheriff of Sussex, Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Dunfermline, be elected in place of Henry le Tundur, who is incapacitated by weakness 
and infirmity. 

Jan. 21. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia] , escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Dunfermline, to Juliana, late the wife of William de Hardredeshull, tenant in chief, the 
manors of Saleby and Kellesey, co. Lincoln, two bovates of land in Suth 
Kellesey and North Kellesey, which pertain to the manor of Kellesey, and 
the issues received thence, which manors and land were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of William's death, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that William and Juliana held them jointly on the 
day of William's death, to wit the manor of Saleby of the heir of Walter 
de Pedewardyn by the service of one knight's fee, the manor of Kellesey 
and the two bovates of the mother church of Lincoln, by the service of 
20s. yearly and of rendering 16d. yearly for the two bovates of land to the 
king's bailiffs of the soke of Thwangcastre, of the grant of Eustace de 
Hacche, who enfeoffed them thereof, to have to them and the heirs of 
their bodies. 
Jan. 22. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Juliana the following lands, 

Dunfermline, which the king has assigned to her as her dower of the lands that 
belonged to William : a third of a chief messuage in Hardredeshull, co. 
Warwick, which third is extended at 2d. yearly ; 40 acres of arable land 
there, which are extended at 13s. 4d., to wit 4d. an acre yearly ; two 
acres of meadow there, which are extended at 4s., to wit each acre at 2.s. 
yearly ; a third of a several pasture there, which third is extended at 20d. 
yearly ; a third of an underwood there, which third is extended at 20d. 
yearly ; 19s. Id. of yearly rent and the rent of four hens, a cock and five 
" barbed arrows, to be received by the hands of four free tenants in that 
town, to wit from Henry le Bret 4s. 7d. and a rent of two hens, price 2d., 
and of four barbed arrows, price Id. by the hands of Richard de Staverton, 
7s. 2d. and a rent of two hens and one cock, price 3d., and of a barbed 
arrow, price * Jd., and by the hands of Roger, vicar of Anesteleye, 7s. 4d. ; 
25s. id. of yearly rent an'd a rent of six hens and one cock, to be received 
by thG hands of three villeins nr that town, to wit by the hands of Richard 
Scot 8s. Id. and a rent of two hens, price 2d., by the hands of William 



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1304, 



Jan. 10. 
Dunfermline . 



Jan. 20. 
Dunfermline. 



Jan. 21. 
Dunfermline 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

son of Thomas 5s. 9d. and a rent of two hens, price 2d., and by the hands 
of Richard le Webbe lis. and a rent of two hens and one cock, price 3d., 
together with the boon- works (operibus) of the same villeins, which are 
extended at 5s. 5%d. yearly ; 5s. Id. of yearly rent and a rent of a hen, to 
be received by the hands of four cotters in the same town, to wit by the 
hands of Robert le Keu \M. yearly, by the hands of Alice Hottekes 6d. 
yearly, by the hands of Walter Molle 2d. yearly, and by the hands of 
Gilbert Pate 3s. od. yearly and the rent of one hen, price Id., together 
with a boon -work of Gilbert, which is extended at Id, yearly. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. As the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John Passemer at his 
death held no lands of the king in chief except certain tenements in 
Preston, which he held by knight service as of the honour of Albemarle, 
which is in the king's hands, by reason whereof the wardship of the 
other lands that he held of other lords does not pertain to the king, the 
king orders the escheator to deliver to Hugh Sturmy and Margaret, his 
wife, John's second daughter and co-heiress, herpurparfcy of the lands that 
John held of other lords, which the king lately ordered the escheator to 
retain in his hands because Hugh is a minor in the king's hands. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Oseneye, deceased. 

To the same. Like order to cause a coroner to be elected in place of 
Nicholas de Gersyndon, deceased. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Galtrys. Order to cause the sheriff 
of York to have in the forest of Galtrys four oaks fit for timber to con- 
struct anew therewith a house within the castle of York to hold the 
king's pleas in. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

Alice Crey, imprisoned at Worcester, for the death of Henry Crey, her 
late husband, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Worcester to bail her until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Asshelegh, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 



1303. 

Dec. 10. 

Dunfermline. 



Membrane 15. 

To the abbot and convent of Certeseye, sub-collectors of the tenth 
imposed upon the clergy for three years by pope Boniface VIII. Whereas 
the said pope granted a moiety of the tenth to the king for his urgent 
affairs, the other moiety being reserved to the pope in aid of the church 
of Rome, and granted that if he should die during the three years or if 
peace should be re-established in the war concerning the realm of Sicily, 
the entire residue should be in like manner levied and collected for the 
king's use from the time of the pope's death ; and the king now under- 
stands that the said sub-collectors, by pretext of vain and frivolous excuses 
of certain ecclesiastical persons, pretending that they are not bound to 
make payment of the tenth both by reason of the death of the said pope 
and of the bishop of London, one of the collectors of the tenth, have 
shown themselves negligent and remiss hitherto and do still show 
themselves so in levying and collecting the tenth, at which the king greatly 



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marvels and is much moved, especially as the tenth is wholly due to 
him from the time of the said pope's death by virtue of the grant 
aforesaid, and such impositions and all grants ought to be carried out and 
effected graciously during the time of the impositions and grants : the 
king orders them to compel without delay all ecclesiastical persons of 
whatsoever state or dignity within the places committed to them to make 
full payment of the tenth for the first term of the third year by sentences of 
excommunication, suspension and interdict, deferring to no one, and to 
sequestrate nevertheless their ecclesiastical goods and to cause them to be 
kept under strict sequestration until they shall have paid in full, so that 
the king may have all the money thence arising at the exchequer on the 
morrow of St. Hilary at the latest. They shall certify the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer on that day by their letters patent of those who 
have not paid, in order that the king may proceed against them as 
hinderers of his royal honour and profit. The king will cause the 
sub -collectors to have his letters patent of indemnity in due form at the 
• exchequer at that day. The king knows for certain that the tenth for 
the said term can be fully levied and collected before the morrow afore- 
said if they attend to this matter with assiduous diligence and punish 
those rebelling in form aforesaid, and they are to know for certain that if 
the payment be delayed in any way beyond the said morrow, he will take 
the sub-collectors' lands, goods and chattels into his hands for their 
default and neglect. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1033.] 
The like to the following sub collectors : 

The prior and convent of Carlisle, to have the money at the exchequer 
on the morrow of the Epiphany. 

The abbot and convent of Newminster, for the same term. 

The abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, to have the money at 
the exchequer before Christmas, 

The prior and convent of Thorghgarton, for the morrow of the 
Epiphany. 

The abbot and convent of Cokershand, for the morrow of St. Hilary. 

The abbot and convent of Seleby, for before Christmas. 

The prior and convent of St. Katharine's without Lincoln, for the 
morrow of the Epiphany. 

The abbot and convent of Burton-on-Trente, for the morrow of St. 
Hilary. 

The prior and convent of Kenilworth, for the like date. 

The abbot and convent of Oseneye, for the like date. 

The abbot and convent of Rading, for the like date. 

The prior and convent of Ely, for the morrow of the Epiphany. 

The prior and convent of Bernewell, for the like date. 

The abbot and convent of St. Edmunds, for the like date. 

The abbot and convent of Langeleye, for the morrow of St. Hilary. 

The abbot and convent of Colecestre, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Waltham, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Westminster, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Certeseye, for the like. 

The prior and convent of Rochester, for the octaves of St. Hilary. 

The prior and convent of St. Gregory's, Canterbury, for the like. 

The dean and chapter of Chichester,, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Hyde, Winchester, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Shirebume, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Glastonbury, for the like. 

The prior and convent of Lanceveton, for the quinzaine of St Hilary. 



120 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1303. 



Dec. 1. 

Dunfermline. 



1304. 

Jan. 1. 

Dunfermline, 



Membrane 15— cant. 

The prior and convent of St. Nicholas, Exeter, for the like. 

The dean and chapter of Hereford, for the morrow of St. Hilary. 

The abbot and convent of Gloucester, for the morrow of St. Hilary. 

The abbot and convent of Kermerdyn, for the octaves of St. Hilary. 

The dean and chapter of Bangor, for the like. 

The abbot and convent of Wygemor, diocese of Hereford, for the 

morrow of the Purification. 
The prior and convent of Llanthony Prima, in the diocese of 

St. Davids (sic), for the like. 
The abbot and convent of Morgan, in the diocese of Llandaff, for the 

like. 
The abbot and convent of Vallis Crucis, in the diocese of St. Asaph, 

for the like. 
The bishop and chapter of Bangor, for the like. 

To the prior and convent of St. Katharine's without Lincoln, sub-collec- 
tors of the said tenth. Order to compel without delay all ecclesiastical 
persons of whatsoever estate or dignity within the places committed to 
them to make full payment of the tenth for the first term of the third 
year by sentences of excommunication, suspension and interdict, deferring 
to no one, and to sequestrate nevertheless their ecclesiastical goods and to 
cause them to be kept under strict sequestration until they shall have 
paid in full, so that the king may have all the money thence arising at 
the exchequer before Christmas at the latest, certifying the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer on Christmas day by their letters patent of those 
who have not paid, as the king recollects that the sub-collectors were lately 
ordered by R. bishop of London and Master John Bonichpi] de Senis, 
commissary of Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, collectors of the said 
tenth, to proceed quickly, under pain of the major excommunication, 
— which the collectors drew up (protulerunt) in writing against the 
prior and the other seniors (majores) of his priory in case they should 
omit or neglect to fulfil this order — to proceed with all speed in collecting 
and levying the tenth for the third year by excommunication, suspension, 
and interdiction, having no respect to persons, rejecting all cavil and 
exception, and they have heretofore been very (minus, for nimis) negligent 
in executing the said order. They are enjoined hot to neglect this as 
they would wish to avoid the king's wrath and damage. The king knows 
that if they cause speedy process to be made in levying and collecting 
the tenth by sentences of suspension, excommunication and interdict and 
by the sequestration of fruits, he cannot fail to have the money of the 
tenth on the said day. He has ready prepared in the exchequer a letter 
of acquittance from the said principal collectors for 500L, which shall be 
delivered to the sub- collectors when they pay the money there. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 1084.] 

The like to the following sub-collectors : 

The abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, for 400L 

The abbot and convent of Newminster, for 200J. 

The abbot and convent of Cokersand, for 100Z. 

The abbot and convent of Seleby, for 200Z. 

The prior and convent of Thurgarton, for 100£. [IbuL] 

To the mayor and community of the town of Lynn. Order to cause 
500 quarters of wheat, 500 quarters of barley malt, and 1,000 quarters of 
oats to be provided for the king's use, and to cause them to be sent in 
ships to Scotland as quickly as possible, as the king greatly needs corn 



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and other victuals for the maintenance of him and his subjects staying 
with him in the war in that land. The king will cause the cost of 
the corn, the freight of the ships, and their other expenses to be paid to 
them out of his wardrobe. 

Jan. 28. John Hackeflesh of Chepyng Merlawe. imprisoned at Aylesbury for the 

Dunfermline, death of Gilbert le Cordewaner of Merlawe, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Buckingham to bail him until the first assize. 



Jan. 30, 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 6. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 10. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 6. 
Dunfermline. 



Jan. 30. 
Dunfermline. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, late guardian of the bishopric of Bath and 
Wells, then void and in the king's hands. Order to pay to Amadeus, 
count of Savoy, or to Master Bernard de Mercato, his attorney, all the 
issues received and to be received from the bishopric during the voidance, 
as the king has granted the issues to the count by his letters patent in 
part payment of the 10,000 marks granted to him by the king. [Fmlera.] 

To the constable of the castle of Stoke Curcy. Order to cause the 
bridges of the castle to be repaired out of the ferm of the castle. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Pederton. Order to cause the said 
constable to have in that park three oaks fit for timber for the repair of 
the said bridges. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Broghton and the abbot and convent of Evesham to be acquitted of 1001. 
by which John made fine with the king before the treasurer and barons 
for the abbot and convent to have licence that the abbot and convent 
might receive the manor of Seynesbury, co. Gloucester, of the grant of 
Malcolm Musard, who held it of the king in chief, excepting the homage 
and service of John de Sumervill and his heirs of the manor of Aston 
Sumervill, which is held of Malcolm as appurtenant to the manor of Seynes- 
bury, as the abbot has paid the money to Coppus Cotenne and his fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Friscobaldi of Florence, for the use of 
John de Britannia, to whom the king granted the money in aid of his 
expenses in the king's service to Scotland, by the king's order and by 
John de Britannia's will, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery. 

To William But. Although the king lately, upon being given to 
understand that William, who was lately elected to have custody of the 
greater piece of the seal for the statute of merchants in the town of 
Norwich, was unable to execute the duties of the office for certain reasons, 
ordered the bailiffs and men of that town to choose someone else in 
William's place; the king, as he now understands that William has 
conducted himself faithfully in the execution of that office and that he is 
able to do and execute those things that pertain to it, orders him to 
intend the custody and office in accordance with the form of the statute 
until otherwise ordered, so that merchants or others wishing to make 
recognisances in that town shall not be delayed or damaged in his default. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Adam le Clerk of Norwich, who is incapacitated by 
blindness. 



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1304, 

Feb. 10. 
Dunfermline. 



Jan. 13. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 12. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 6. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 8. 
Dufifermline. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to cause 
immediately upon sight hereof a barge suitable for twenty-four oars to be 
built as speedily as possible, and to cause it to be sent with suitable 
armament and tackle for twenty-six men to the port of St. John, Perth, 
paying to the men bringing the barge their expenses for one month. 
The king will cause their expenses and costs in this matter to be allowed 
to them in their ferm at the exchequer. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. The king learns by an 
inquisition taken by Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent, 
that Edmund le Butiller of Ireland is the son and heir of Joan la Butiller, 
deceased, tenant in chief, and that he is of full age ; and Edmund, at the 
time when Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, was at Dublin on his way to 
the king in Scotland, came thither with men-at-arms ready to come 
to the king in his service to Scotland with the earl, and it was 
unanimously agreed by the council and assent of the king's subjects of 
those parts then at Dublin, for the safety and advantage of the king and 
of his land of Ireland, that Edmund should stay in Ireland with his 
power in aid of the king's other subjects of those parts, as the justiciary 
has signified to the king by his letters ; the king, wishing to show 
Edmund special favour for these reasons, had rendered to him all the 
lands in England and Ireland falling to him in right of inheritance by 
reason of Joan's death, and has given power to the justiciary to receive in 
the king's name Edmund's fealty for the lands that Joan held of the 
king in chief ; the king orders the justiciary to take the fealty and to 
certify him thereof under his seal, and to permit and enjoin Edmund to 
come to the king before Whitsuntide to do his homage for the lands. 

Byp.s. [4171.] 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Petronilla, late the wife of Roger de Broun, tenant [by knight 
service] of the heir of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the same. Order to assign to Agnes, late the wife of Nicholas 
Burdon, tenant in chief, from the lands that belonged to Nicholas the 
value of a third of U. 17s. Od. yearly, as she lately demanded before the 
justices of the Bench by the king's writ against Reginald de Pavely and 
Walter his son, her dower of the freehold that belonged to Nicholas in 
Bosynton, co. Southampton, to wit a third of a messuage and of a 
carucate of land, and Reginald and Walter vouched to warranty Nicholas, 
.son and heir of Nicholas, a minor in the king's wardship, and Nicholas 
de Warrewyk, who sued for the king in this behalf, warranted them in 
the heir's name and rendered to Agnes her dower, whereupon it was 
considered by the justices that Reginald and Walter shall hold in peace 
and that Agnes shall have the value of the said third from the heir's lands 
in the king's hands, which messuage and land are extended by an extent 
made by the sheriff of Southampton at U. 17s. Od. yearly, as appears by 
the record and process before the judges, which the king has caused to 
come before him. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the prior of St. Oswald's to 
have seisin of a messuage and two acres and three roods of land in 
Crofton, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
messuage and land, which Adam son of Henry de Crofton, who was 



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Feb. 6. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 10. 
Dunfermline 



Feb. 15. 
Dunfermline 



Feb. 10. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

outlawed for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and 
a day, and that Adam held them of the prior, and that the township of 
Crofton now holds them and has had the king's year and day thereof, for 
which it ought to answer to the king. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Christiana, late the wife of William de 
Warthehole, who held by cornage of the heir of Hubert de Multon, which 
Hubert held of the heir of Thomas de Multon of Gillesland, tenant in 
chief, which heir was then a minor in the king's wardship, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Chichester. Order to cause 
proclamation to be made in that city forbidding anyone taking wool, 
hides or wool -fells to parts beyond sea from that port under pain of 
forfeiture thereof, and order not to permit these things to be thus taken 
out of the port, as the king wills for certain reasons that his seal called 
'coket' or a passage for wools, hides, and wool-fells to parts beyond sea 
shall not be had any longer through that port. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelese and to the mayor and 
bailiffs of Bristol. 

To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Holdernesse. As the king understands that 
he has certain vacant plots (placeaa) of land and waste lands at Kyngeston- 
on-Hul, Barton-on-Humbre, Paghelflete, Hedon, Sprotle, Wythornese 
and elsewere within Richard's bailiwick that might be built upon and let 
out at rent (arentari) for his profit and advantage; he orders Richard to 
commit them to certain persons who will build upon them or inhabit them 
or otherwise make their profit thereof for a certain rent to be rendered by 
them to the exchequer by the hands of the king's bailiffs of those parts, as 
shall seem best to Richard for the king's profit and advantage, to be held 
to them and their heirs or in other ways of the king by the arrentation 
-aforesaid, certifying the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of the 
names of those to whom he thus commits the land and of the quantity 
and of the amount of the rent (arentacionem) . 

To the prior and convent of Carlisle, sub -collectors of the tenth of 
the clergy for three years granted to the king by pope Boniface VIII. 
Whereas the said pope granted to the king a moiety of the said tenth by 
his letters, the tenor whereof the king sends to them written by a notary 
public (mann publico cujusdam tabellionis) , in order that they may inspect 
it and make it known, if need be, to all others whom it may concern, and 
the said pope ordered the bishop [of London] and Master Bartholomew de 
Ferentino, canon of London, by other his letters executory to cause the 
moiety of the tenth thus granted to the king, then collected or to be 
collected afterwards, to be assigned to the king or to his proctors specially 
deputed for this purpose ; by pretext of which letters the bishop by himself 
and Bartholomew by Master John Bonichii de Senis, his commissary 
specially appointed in this behalf, have caused a moiety of the said tenth 
for the two first years and a part of the tenth for the first term of the third 
year to be levied by certain of their sub -collectors and to be assigned to 
the king; and the king now needs money in great quantity for the speedy 
ending of the war in Scotland : he therefore orders them to cause to be 
collected and levied, by virtue of the first commission to levy the tenth for 
the three years made to them by the bishop and Bartholomew, the principal 
collectors of the same from the first, which commission has not expired 
by the death of the said pope or bishop, all the balance of the tenth for 



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Membrane 14 — cant. 



the first term of the third year from all and singular ecclesiastics within 
the district committed to them, sparing no one of whatsoever estate, 
dignity or condition he may be, by all manner of ecclesiastical censure 
befitting them without any delay, so that they may have it at the 
exchequer with all possible speed, in order that the king may thus have 
the moiety of the tenth for the third year in accordance with the pope's 
grant, and the king will cause them to have a sufficient acquittance by 
his letters patent of all that they shall pay and will save them harmless 
against the pope, the principal collectors and all others. 

The like to the following sub-collectors : 
The abbot and convent of Newminster. 
The abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. 
The prior and convent of Thorgarton. 
The abbot and convent of Cokersand. 
The abbot and convent of Seleby. 

The prior and convent of St. Katharine's without Lincoln. 
The abbot and convent of Birton-on-Trent. 
The prior and convent of Kenil worth. 
The abbot and convent of Oseneye. 
The abbot and convent of Radyng'. 
The prior and convent of Ely. 
The prior and convent of Bernewell. 
The abbot and convent of St. Edmund's. 
The abbot and convent of Langeleye. 
The abbot and convent of Colecestre. 
The abbot and convent of Waltham. 
The abbot and convent of Westminster. 
The abbot and convent of Certeseye. 
The prior and convent of Rochester. 
The prior and convent of St. Gregory's, Canterbury. 
The dean and chapter of Chichester. 
The abbot and convent of Hide, Winchester. 
The abbot and convent of Shireburn. 
The abbot and convent of Glastonbury. 
The prior and convent of Lanceveton. 
The prior and convent of St. Nicholas', Exeter. 
The dean and chapter of Hereford. 
The abbot and convent of Gloucester. 
The abbot and convent of Kermerdyn. 
The dean and chapter of Morgan. 
The abbot and convent of Wygemor'. 
The abbot and convent of Bangor. 
The prior and convent of Llanthony Prima. 
The abbot and convent of Vallis Crucis. 

Feb. 20. To Walter de Glouc[estria], oscheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Dunfermline, dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of William de Tyllebury, 
tenant in chief, as of the honour of Reylegh, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence. 

Feb. 25. Nicholas de Fangfosse, imprisoned at Rypon for the death of Eleanor 
Dunfermline. Hulibuly and Agnes Gaytman of Grantlay, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of York to bail him until the first assize. 



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1304. 

Feb. 28. 
Dunfermline. 



March 1. 
Dunfermline. 



Feb. 24. 
Dunfermline 



March 1. 
Dunfermline. 



MEMBRANE IB. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Adam 
de Everinghani, kinsman and heir of Adam de Everingham, deceased, of 
80 marks exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for the service 
o£ 2£ knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his 
reign, as the deceased paid into the wardrobe to Thomas Bek, then keeper 
of the wardrobe, on Sunday after SS. Peter and Paul, in the said year, 
80 marks by which he had made fine with the king for the service of 2£ 
knights' fees, which he then acknowledged to the king for the said army. 

To the same. Order to acquit Adam de Everingham, son and heir of 
Robert de Everingham, deceased, of 40Z., as Robert paid this sum into 
the wardrobe at Rothelan, on Friday the eve of the Assumption, in the 
tenth year'of the king's reign, to Master William de Luda, then keeper of 
the wardrobe, in part payment of 83L 6s. 8</. by which he made fine with 
the king for the service of 2£ knights' fees, which he then acknowledged to 
the king for his army of Wales in the said year. 

To the same. Order to acquit the aforesaid Adam of 43Z. 6s. 8c?,, as 
.Robert paid this sum into the wardrobe at Dinbey, on Saturday after 
St. Luke, in the tenth year of the reign, to Master William de Luda, then 
keeper of the wardrobe, in full payment of the fine made by him with the 
king for the service of 2j knights' fees, which he then acknowledged to 
the king for his army of Wales in the said year. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Petronilla, late the wife of Roger de Brom, certain lands in Blonorton, 
which were taken into the king's hands by the escheator by reason of Roger's 
death, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Roger and Petronilla were jointly enfeoffed of 
the said lands for the term of their lives, and that they held them jointly 
on the day of Roger's death of the heir of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a moiety of a 
knight's fee, and the king has taken Petronilla's fealty for the lands. 

To the bailiffs of Lenne. Whereas the king lately, at the suit of Ralph 
Gedge and John de Pycheford, burgesses and merchants of Scardeburgh — 
suggesting to him that two of their ships with the goods and chattels in 
them to the value of 200/. were driven by stress of weather to the port 
of Northbern, within the land and power of the king of Norway, and 
were unjustly arrested by Erling (Helenger) Hildesone, his bailiff at 
Northbern, and are detained by him — requested the said king by his 
letters to cause the ships with the goods and chattels aforesaid to be 
restored to the merchants and to cause justice to be done to them in this 
behalf ; and the said king has done nothing in the matter but has wholly 
failed to do justice to them, as the king learns from their complaint and 
from the letters patent of his men of Scardeburgh sealed with their 
seal : the king orders the bailiffs to cause the ships and goods of men and 
merchants of the land and power of the king of Norway coming to their 
port or town to be arrested up to the value of the ships and goods 
aforesaid, and to cause them to be kept safely until otherwise ordered, 
certifying the king of their proceedings. By the chancellor. 

To John de Sandale, keeper of the exchange at London. Whereas the 
king lately ordered him to deliver out of the goods and chattels that 
belonged to William de Saut, late citizen of Bayonne, which were 
adjudged to the king for certain reasons and which he ordered to be 
arrested in the city of London, to Arnald de Caupenna 800/., which the 
king had granted to him in part payment of the debts due to him and to 



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1304, Membrane 13 — cont. 

William de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino, and certain other 
of their fellows, merchants of Bayonne, [and] 500/. that the king granted 
to them in aid of their costs and expenses in a prosecution made by them 
in the king's name against William de Saut, to be received from 
the said goods ; and it appears to the king by an inquisition 
taken by the said John ana Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the 
tower of London, by the king's order that of the said goods there were 
arrested in the hands of John Dolron, John Blank, and William de Laur', 
late collectors and receivers of the custom of wool at London, to the value 
of 1085/. lis. 5cl. , of which John de Sandale has received 915/. Is. 5d. 
only, and has paid thence to Arnald 800/. and to the said merchants 
115/. Is. 5d., as he has signified to the king : as it was not, and is not, 
the king's intention that anything from the said goods and chattels shall 
be assigned or delivered to anyone else than Arnald and the said 
merchants, and he wills that 117/. 10s. Qd. that still remain to be paid of 
the said sum shall be levied and paid to the said merchants without delay, 
in part payment of the 500/., any assignment thereof made elsewhere by 
anyone notwithstanding, the king orders John to cause to be arrested and 
kept safely the portions falling to the said John Dolron, John Blank, 
and William de Laur' in the custom of wool, making no allowance to them 
in the debts that the king owes to them in the custom until the king qv 
the said merchants shall have been satisfied for the said 117/. 10s. Od. 
or until otherwise ordered. By p.s. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to assign 
to Joan, late the wife of John Wak, tenant in chief, from the lands of 
John, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of John's 
heir, the value of a third of 28/. 10s. 0d. yearly in dower, as she lately 
demanded before the justices of the Bench by the king's writ against 
William son of Alan her dower of the free tenement that belonged to 
John in Suthicham, Hadington, Whisseby, and Est Deping, co. Lincoln, 
to wit a third of these manors and also a third of a messuage and of six 
acres of land in Est Deping, as appears by the record and process before 
the justices, which the king caused to come before him, and William 
proferred before the justices deeds of John made to him of the said 
tenements containing a warranty thereof, and vouched to warranty Thomas 
son and heir of John, whose lands are in the king's hands by reason of 
his minority, and it was considered in the court that William should hold 
the said third in peace and that Joan should have the value thereof from 
the land of the heir in the king's hands, as is contained in the record and 
process aforesaid, whereupon the king appointed Thomas son of Eustace 
and Henry de Baiocis to extend the manors and lands aforesaid, and it is 
found by the inquisition taken by them and returned into chancery 
that the manors, messuages and lands are extended at 28/. 10s. 0d. yearly. 

Feb. 16. To tbe sheriff of York. Order to enquire by all means that he shall see 

Dunfermline, fit where Lucy, wife of William le Latimer, the younger, may be found in 
his bailiwick, and to cause her to be arrested and taken back, by force if 
necessary, to William's manor of Brunne, in that county, and to cause 
her to be delivered to William's attorney or attorneys, to dwell there 
under safe and suitable custody, as the king learns from William that 
certain evilly disposed persons have taken Lucy from the said manor, 
where he had left her to stay during his absence m Scotland in the king's 
service, by force and arms against his will, with certain of his goods found 
there, and that they detain her, and the king is bound to maintain and 
defend William, who is staying with him in Scotland and whom he has 
taken into his protection with his men, lands, rents and possessions. 

By p.s. [4224.] 



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1304. 

March 20. 
St. Andrews. 



March 15. 

St. Andrews. 



April 1. 
St. Andrews. 



March 22. 

St. Andrews. 



March 22. 
St. Andrews. 



M embrane 1 3 — cont. 

To Master Richard de Havering*, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Richard Fauvel and Emma, his wife, daughter and heiress of Elias 
de Rilleston, to have seisin of the lands whereof Elias was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, as Emma has proved her age before the 
escheator and the king has taken Richard's fealty for the lands that Elias 
held of him in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, which is in the king's 
hands. 

To Richard de Bereford, treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin. 
Whereas the king lately ordered John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and 
Richard to cause to be assigned in each port of that land two faithful 
men to collect and receive for the king's use 2s. from every tun of wine 
that the merchant vintners of the duchy [of Aquitaine] shall bring or 
cause to be brought into Ireland and upon which they are bound to pay 
freight to the mariners, to wit from 13 August, in the thirtieth year of the 
king's reign, upon which day the said merchants granted that they would 
pay the said 2s. in the name of custom upon every tun of wine to be brought 
by them into the king's realm and power beyond the old customs due and 
paid to the king or to others in money, and the king ordered that the men 
to be thus appointed sliould answer to him for the issues thence arising 
at the exchequer, and that the treasurer shall answer in the king's 
wardrobe for the money arising from the said custom, so that the money 
shall not be paid to the king or assigned anywhere else than in the 
wardrobe ; and the king has now appointed William Trente, his butler, 
to receive all the money arising from the custom both in England and 
in Ireland and to make payments thence to divers merchants from whom 
he has bought wines for the expenses of the king's household : the king 
orders the treasurer to cause all money levied and to be levied from the 
custom from the said 13 August until now to be paid to William or his 
attorney in this behalf, so that William may make purveyances thence 
for the king's use, as enjoined upon him by the king. By p.s. [4291.] 

To the bailiffs of the Hundred without the north gate of Oxford. Order 
to pay to Robert de Crevequer out of their ferm lOT. for Easter term last 
of the 20/. yearly granted to him by the king for life from that ferm for 
his release and quit-claim to the king and Queen Eleanor, his late 
consort, of the manor of Ditton. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Gilbert son of William son of 
Gilbert and Adam Lyder, burgesses of the town of Aberden in Scotland, 
to be released from prison at York, to which they were delivered after 
they had been taken at Fyvele near Scardeburgh because they were found 
there in a ship loaded with cloth, arms (armaturis) and other merchandises 
and because they wished to take them to Scotland to certain of the king's 
enemies, as the king wishes to show them special favour at the request of 
John, earl of Athole (Dascele*). By p.s. [4315.] 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Stephen de Trewennard, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon his being indicted before John de Berewyk and his fellows, 
justices in eyre at Launceveton, with breaking the houses of Thomas 
Pridiaus, knight, at Penstraden and with robbery from Thomas de Lak, 
reeve of the said Thomas, as he has purged his innocence before Thomas, 
bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance 
with the privilege of the clergy. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 
March 25. 

St Andrews. 



March 25. 

St Andrews. 



March 26. 
St. Andrews. 



April 13. 

Stirling. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester, keeper of the castle of Gloucester. Order 
to expend up to 154L 7s. 4d. upon the repair of the houses, 'towers, walls, 
bridges and weirs of the castle by the view and testimony of the viewer of 
the king's works there, as W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, the 
treasurer, has enjoined upon him. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the keeper of the forest of St. Briavels, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause the sheriff of Gloucester, keeper of the castle of 
Gloucester, to have 120 oaks fit for timber and oaks fit for roof-timbers 
(cheverones) for the repair of the houses, towers, bridges and weirs of the 
castle. By K, on the information of the treasurer. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent, Order to 
cause Hugh Sturmy and Margaret, his wife, one of the daughters and 
heirs of John Passemer, who held at his death of the king in chief as of 
the honour of Albemarle, to have their maintenance from the issues of the 
lands that belonged to John for so long as the lands shall be in the king's 
hands by reason of Hugh's minority. By C. 

To William Trente, taker of the king's wines of the right prise 
throughout England. Order to cause the abbot and convent of 
St. Edward's, Letteleye, to have a tun of wine for the present year of the 
king's right prise bought and acquitted among the king's wines of such 
prise, in accordance with the late king's grant to them of a tun of wine to 
be received between Christmas and the Purification for the celebration of 
mass in their church, and with the king's grant that they shall receive the 
said tun from his right prise by the hands of the taker of his wines at 
Southampton, as contained in his letters patent. 

To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh castle and keeper of 
the king's forest there. Order to cause oaks to be felled and sold in the 
forest to the value of 50/., and to cause the great gate of the castle to be 
constructed anew out of the money thence received and to cause other 
works upon the king's houses in the castle to be done by the view and 
testimony of the viewers of the king's works there. 



Membrane 13 — Schedule 1. 

De terns Scotorum sibi liberatidis. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Gilbert Malherbe, who was 
St. Andrews, against the king in this war in Scotland, to have seisin of the lands 
whereof William Malherbe, his father, of whom he is the heir, was 
seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, saving to the king 
and to others who hold the lands by the king's commission or 
in any other way their costs and expenses on the lands and 
their corn and other goods and chattels therein, as the king, with 
the assent of the earls, barons and other his subjects who are with him in 
Scotland, has admitted Gilbert to his peace under this form : that his life 
and limbs shall be saved and that he shall not be disinherited, but that he 
shall stand to the king's ordinance as to his ransom and the trespasses that 
he has committed against the king and as to the settlement (stabilimentum) 
of the land of Scotland ; as to which he has taken oath to the king, for 
which reason the king has taken his homage and fealty and has ordained, 
by the assent of the earls, barons and subjects aforesaid, that Gilbert shall 
be seised of the lands of his father as above, to hold to him and his heirs 
by the services therefor due and accustomed. By p.s. 

The like tp the sheriff of Cambridge. By p.s. 



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1304. 



March 30. 

St. Andrews. 



March 16. 

St. Andrews. 



April 14. 

St. Andrews. 



March 30. 

St. Andrews. 



March 21. 

St. Andrews. 



May 1. 

Stirling. 



Membrane 13 — Schedule 1 — conU 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of William de 
Morieue of Drunsergard, as the king has ordained that he shall be 
re- seised of his lands that he held of his inheritance and of his purchase 
at the beginning of the war, to be held by the services therefor due and 
accustomed until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

By p.s. [dated 14 March, 4285.] 

To the sheriff of York. Like order in favour of Walter de Barkeston, 
as the king has ordained that he shall be re- seised of the lands that he 
held of his inheritance at the beginning of the war and has taken his 
fealty. By p.s. [dated 18 March, 4303.] 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to his bailiffs of his liberty of Norham. 
Like order in favour of Aymer de Hauden, for the lands that he held of 
the inheritance of Isabel, his wife, at the beginning of the war. 

By p.s. [dated 15 March, 4290.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of Nicholas de 
Fausside for the lands that he held of the dower of Lora, his wife, at the 
beginning of the war. By p.s. [4296.] 

To the same. Like order in favour of Gilbert de Embeldon for the 
lands that he held at the beginning of the war of his purchase by the 
feoffment of Eobert de Embeldon, his father. 

By p.s. [dated 14 March, 4288.] , 

To the same. Like order in favour of Hugh de Penycok for the lands 
that he held at the beginning of the war of his inheritance, as the king 
has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [dated 14 March, 4287.] 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to the bailiffs of his liberty of Norham. 
Like order in favour of Thomas de Selkyrk for the lands that he held of 
his purchase of the gift of Thomas de Moravia at the beginning of the 
war, as the king has taken his fealty. By p.s. [dated 16 March, 4295.] 

To the same. Like order in favour of Mary, late the wife of William 
de Maleville, for the lands that she held of her inheritance at the beginning 
of the war. By p.s. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Like order 
in favour of Alice, late the wife of Thomas de Soules, for the lands 
whereof John de Mulcastre, her uncle, of whom she is the heir, was seised 
in his demesne as of fee at his death, as the king has taken her homage 
and fealty. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Like order in favour of Gilbert de 
Karliolo for the lands that he held of his inheritance at the beginning of 
the war, as the king has taken his fealty. By p.s. [4309.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of Edmund 
Comyn of Kilbride for the lands that he held of his inheritance at the 
beginning of the war, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriffs of York, Essex and Hertford. 

To the sheriff of York. Like order in favour of Geoffrey de Fxeshelegh 
for the lands that he held of his inheritance at the beginning of the 
war. By p.s. [dated 24 March, 4325.] 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to the bailiffs of his liberty of Tyndale. 
Like order in favour of Henry de Eynstrother for the lands that he held 
of his inheritance^ the beginning of the war. By p.s. 



10230 



1 



130 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 
May 10. 

Stirling. 



May 6. 

Stirling. 



May 18. 

Stirling. 



May 16. 

Stirling. 

May 26. 

Stirling. 

June 10. 
Stirling. 

June 20. 

Stirling. 

June 20. 

Stirling. 



July 10. 
Stirling. 



July 18. 
Stirling. 



Aug. 20. 
Jedburgh. 

Aug. 24. 
Yetholm 
(Yetham). 



Membrane 13 — Schedule 1 — emit. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of Robert de 
Cressewell for the lands that he held at the beginning of the war of his 
purchase of the feoffment of John Daguillon and Joan, his wife, as the 
king has taken his fealty. By p.s. [dated 14 March, 4281.] 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to the bailiffs of his liberty of Tyndale. 
Like order in favour of John de Tyndale for the lands that he held of his 
purchase of the gift of Adam de Hautwysel, chaplain. 

By p.s. [dated 21 March,' 4310.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of John de 
Sumervill for the lands that he held at the beginning of the war of the 
gift of William de Sumervill, his father. 

By p.s. [dated 14 March, 4283.] 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Like order in favour of John Comyn, earl 
of Boghan, for the lands that he held at the beginning of the war of his 
inheritance, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [dated 4 May, 4462.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of Roger 
Mareschal of Copoun for the lands that he held of his inheritance and 
purchase of the feoffment of John Gripedale of Copoun at the beginning 
of the war, as the king has taken his fealty. By p.s. [4512.] 

To the same. Like order in favour of William Porter for the lands 
that he held at the beginning of the war of the inheritance of Alice, his 
wife. By p.s. [4499.] 

To the same. Like order in favour of Peter de Glynquym for the 
lands whereof Joan de Blamyr, his mother, of whom he is the heir, was 
seised in bis demesne as of fee at her death. By p.s. 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to the bailiffs of his liberty of Norham. 
Like order in favour of Agnes de Blanctyr* for the lands that she held at 
the beginning of the war in dower. By p.s. [dated 27 May, 4537.] 

To the sheriff of York. Like order in favour of Elizabeth Daudre for 
the lands that she held of her inheritance at the beginning of the war. 

By p.s. [dated 28 May, 4544.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of Robert de 
Paxton for the lands whereof William de Paxton, his grandfather, was 
seised at his death in his demesne as of fee. 

By p.s. [dated 10 June, 4579 ; dated 20 June, 4632.] 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Like order in favour of David de 
Breghyn and Margaret, his wife, for the lands whereof Alexander de 
Bonkil, her father, was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee by 
serjeanty, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [dated 7 July, 4684.] 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to his vice-gerent in the bishopric. Like 
order in favour of John de Park for the lands that he held of his 
inheritance at the beginning of the war, as the king has taken his 
fealty. By p.s. [dated 17 July, 4718.] 

Thomas Walran has letters to the sheriff of Northumberland for the 
lands that he held of his inheritance at the beginning of the war. By p.s. 

William de Hessewell has letters to A. bishop of Durham for the lands 
that he held of his inheritance at the beginning of the war. By p.s. [5049.] 

* She is called Agnes de Blamyr ig the marginal title. 



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1304. 

Sept. 20. 

Boldon. 



Oct. 11. 

Birdsall 
(Briddeshale). 

Aug. 23. 
Jedburgh 



June 12. 
Stirling. 



Membrane 13 — Schedule 2. 

Elizabeth de Russuthekhet has letters to the sheriff of York for the 
lands that she held of her inheritance at the beginning of the war. 

By p.s. [dated 4 April, 4365.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order in favour of John de 
Dromond and Ellen, his wife, for the lands that she held in dower at the 
beginning of the war. By p.s. [dated 19 May, 4516.] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Like order in favour of Gada* (sic) late the 
wife of Walter de Hedley, and Isabel and Isabel, his daughters, for the 
rents that Goda (sic) held in England of her dower and for the rents that 
Isabel and Isabel held of their inheritance in England at the beginning 
of the war. By p.s. [4954.] 

To A. bishop of Durham. Like order in favour of Thomas de 
Estnesbyte for the lands that he held of his inheritance at the beginning 
of the war. By p.s. [4952.] 



April 4. 

St. Andrews. 



April 4. 
Stirling 



April 8. 
Sandf ord . 



April 8. 
Sandford. 



MEMBBANE 12. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Cecily, late the wife of John de Bello Campo, 
tenant by knight service of the heir of Bertram de Ughtresat, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Feckenham to be elected in place of Stephen atte Wode, deceased. 

John son of William de la Haye of Hereford, imprisoned at Hereford 
for the death of William de Lydeleye, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Gloucester to bail him until the first assize. 

To the keeper of the king's manor of Idenn. Order to cause Robert de 

Burghesh, constable of Dover castle, or his attorney in this behalf to have 

twenty oaks fit for timber in the park of Idenn for boards, shingles 

and other necessaries for the repair of the king's houses within the castle. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Master John de Everdon, fermor of the king's castles and mills of 
Bollesovre. Order to cause the mills to be repaired. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Robert de Hephale, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that he held 
nothing at his death of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship 
of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the keeper of the king's wood of Parkhurst in the Isle of Wight. 
Order to cause William Russel, keeper of the king's manor of 
Sweyneston in the said Isle, to have as much timber as shall be necessary 
for the repair of the king's chapel in that manor and of the other houses 
of the king in that Isle that are in William's custody. 

To William Russel, keeper of the said manor. Order to cause the said 
chapel and houses to be repaired where necessary by the view and 
testimony of William de Heyno and William de Godeshull. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas de Dagenham, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

* $he is called ' Goda 9 four times in the enrolment, and * Qada ' only once. 



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1304. 



April 8. 
Sandford. 



April 4. 
St. Andrews. 



April 6. 
Sandford. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Roger le Gras held at his death 
of other lords than the king, which the escheator has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of his death, or with the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger at his death held 
nothing of the king in chief, but that he and Joan, his wife, were jointly 
enfeoffed of the manor of Little Badewe, co. Essex, by Nicholas le Gras, 
Roger's brother and heir, and that Joan continued her seisin thereof 
jointly with Roger until his death, which manor is held of the heir of 
Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship by the service 
of 6d. yearly. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Cecily de Bello Campo the manor of 
Dulyngham, co. Cambridge, with the issues received from it since he took 
it into the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Robert de Bello Campo held the manor of her gift and 
feoffment by fee tail, to wit to him and his heirs of the body, with remainder 
in default of such heirs to her, and that Robert died without an heir of 
his body, and that the manor is held of the abbot of St. Vandrille in 
Normandy freely without doing any yearly service, the escheator having 
taken the manor into the king's hands upon Robert's death by reason of 
certain lands that he held in chief in the town of Luton, co. Bedford, at 
his death. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the 
wife of Giles de Plaiz, tenant in chief, from the knights' fees and 
advowsons of churches that belonged to Giles, which were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of his death, as she has not yet been dowered 
thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Holebrok, son and heir of Richard de Holebrok, to be acquitted of 45Z. 
exacted from him for the arrears of the ferm of the manor of Saham from 
6 April, in the eleventh year of the reign, as the king on that day 
committed to Robert de Crevequer the said manor for life in exchange for 
his land of May lor Saxnech, as was agreed between the king and him, 
and ordered Richard de Holebrok, then keeper of the manor, to deliver it 
to Robert, as contained in his letters patent to Richard [Calendar of 
Patent Rolls, 1281-1292, p. 60]. 

To the same. Order to cause Roger le Bygod, son and heir of Hugh le 
Bygod, and other tenants of the lands and rents in Levesham, Lokyngton, 
Pykering and Neuton, co. York, that Osbert son of Ralph de Bolebek held 
in chief of the late king, to be acquitted of the demand made upon them 
for the debts of Osbert or his ancestors, charging the other lands that 
belonged to Osbert with the said debts, as the late king granted by his 
charter, which the king has inspected, to Hugh le Bygod all the said lands 
and rents, which Osbert had surrendered to the said king for Hugh's use, 
to have and to hold to Hugh and his heirs in chief freely and quietly, as 
contained in the said charter. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
after the death of Richard son of Alan, late earl of Arundel, ordered John 
Abel, then sheriff of Sussex, to take into the king's hands for certain debts 
in which the earl was bound to the exchequer at his death all the goods 
and chattels that belonged to the earl in the manor of Burne and bis 



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other lands in that county, which were in the king's hands by reason of 
the earl's death in the name of wardship by reason of the minority of his 
heir, which goods and chattels John delivered with the county to John 
Hernays, to whom the king committed that county after John Abel, and the 
king afterwards granted the wardship of the manor and lands to Amadeus, 
count of Savoy, in part satisfaction for certain debts due to him from the 
king, to have during the heir's minority, and the king, wishing to hasten 
the satisfaction for his own discharge, ordered John Hernays, then sheriff 
of that county, now deceased, to deliver all the goods and chattels aforesaid, 
which he had received from John Abel, to the count or to Peter de Cusancia, 
his attorney, and John Hernays delivered the goods and chattels, which 
were extended at 61/. 15s. 4c/., to Peter, as is shown to the king by his 
executors: the king orders the treasurer 1 and barons, if they ascertain that 
it is so, to discharge the executors of John's will of the goods and chattels, 
which they exact from them by summons of the exchequer. It is provided 
that Amadeus or Peter shall be charged with the goods and chattels to the 
value aforesaid. 

To Walter de Glouefestria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Little Bade we, co. Essex, or with 
the other lands whereof Roger le Gras, deceased, and Joan, late his wife, 
were jointly enfeoffed and which they held jointly at his death and which 
the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, or 
with the issues received thence since they were taken into the king's 
hands, saving the king's right therein when he may wish to speak 
concerning it and saving the right of others, as the king learns by 
inquisitions concerning the lands that belonged to Roger, who held of the 
heir of Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 
taken at the prosecution of Joan, late the wife of Roger, and afterwards at 
the prosecution of Nicholas le Gras, brother and heir of Roger, and again 
at the prosecution of Nicholas and Joan and in their presence, that Roger 
and Joan held jointly at his death the manor of Little Badewe of the gift 
of the said Nicholas, who enfeoffed them thereof, to hold to them and the 
heirs of their two bodies, with provision that if Roger died without an 
heir begotten between them Joan should hold the manor for her life, and 
that the manor is held of the said heir as of the manor of Borham, which 
belonged to Philip, by the service of 6d. yearly ; and the king deferred 
delivering the manor to Joan because Roger did fealty to him after the 
death of Ralph le Gras, his brother, of whom he was the heir, for all the 
lands that Ralph held by knight service of the heir aforesaid in that 
county, as appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his chancery, 
and also because Joan did not come into court to demand the manor 
according to custom ; and it appears to the king by the inquisition taken 
at Nicholas's suit and by inspection of the rolls of his chancery that the 
manor of Borham was assigned by the king to Maud, late the wife of Philip, 
as part of her dower. By C. 

April 13. To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order not 
Inverkeithing. to intermeddle with certain tenements in the town of Hedon that belonged 
to John Passemer, tenant in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, which is 
in the king's hands, which tenements the escheator has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the lands that John held at his death of him as 
of the honour aforesaid, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the escheator that the town of Hedon is a free borough, and that all and 
singular having tenements therein, whether they be outsiders (forimeci) 
or dwelling within the town, may bequeath their tenements there, both 



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1304. 



April 17. 
Culross. 



April 13. 
Inverkeithing. 



Membrane 12 — covt. 

those inherited and those acquired, to whomsoever they will, and that as 
well the burgesses as the outsiders have been wont to bequeath their 
tenements from the time of King Henry, father of King John, 
whether the said outsiders were at ' lot ' and ' scot ' with the burgesses 
of the town or not, and that the said John bequeathed certain 
tenements in that town of his inheritance and certain tenements that 
were of his purchase to Margaret, his daughter, wife of Hugh Sturmy, 
to have to her and her heirs of the chief lords of the fee by the services 
therefor due and accustomed. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
son of William le Botiller of Wemme, kinsman and heir of Maud de 
Wemme, the mother of the said William, deceased, to be acquitted of 10Z. 
exacted from him for the service of three knights' fees that Maud ought to 
have done to the king in his army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, 
which she then acknowledged to the king for that army, as the king lately 
granted to the said William, deceased, what pertained to him for the said 
service, as contained in his letters patent. 

To the same. Whereas King Henry, the king's progenitor, granted by 
his charter, which the king has inspected, to the weavers of York in the 
city of York, of whatsoever fees they might be, their guild and the customs 
and liberties pertaining to their craft (pfiicium), so that no one but them 
shall make dyed or rayed cloth in the whole of Yorkshire, except themselves 
in York or others of the same craft in Beverley, Kirkeby, Malton, Tresk, 
and Scardeburgh and other demesne boroughs of the king, so that the said 
weavers shall render 10Z. yearly to the king by reason of their liberty 
aforesaid ; and it is shown to the king by the weavers of the city that 
divers men in divers places in that county elsewhere than in that city 
and than in the other towns and demesne boroughs aforesaid make dyed 
and rayed cloth, so that the weavers in the said city are unable to render 
10Z. yearly to the exchequer, as they are bound to do : the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause inquiry to be made by all means that they 
shall deem fit in what towns and places other than in the city and other 
towns and demesne boroughs aforesaid the weaving craft of such cloth is 
plyed, and by whom, and in what manner, and to cause all those whom 
they shall find plying such craft elsewhere than in the city, towns and 
demesne boroughs aforesaid to desist from plying such craft henceforth. 
It is provided that those who shall ply the said craft in the city, towns 
and demesne boroughs aforesaid shall answer to the king at the exchequer 
for the said 10/. yearly. 

To the same. Whereas the king lately, by mainprise found by Thomas 
de Swyneford before him that he would find him in aid of his war in 
Scotland an armed man with a barded (cooperto) horse during the war, 
pardoned him and Margaret, his wife, their trespass in entering by the 
feoffment of Norman Darcy, deceased, without the king's licence certain 
lands in Noketon and Dunston, co. Lincoln, which are held of the king in 
chief, and which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the trespass 
aforesaid, and the king ordered the sheriff of Lincoln, on 10 July, in the 
thirtieth year of his reign, to deliver the lands to Thomas and Margaret if 
they were in the king's hands solely for this reason, as appears by 
inspection of the rolls of chancery : the king orders the treasurer and 
barons not to molest Thomas and Margaret or the sheriff by reason of the 
issues of the lands after the said 10 Julv. 



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May 1. To the same. Order to cause the abbot of St. Mary's, York, to be 

Stirling. acquitted of 200Z. in which he made fine with the king before them for 
licence to appropriate to him and his house the church of Donecastre, in 
the diocese of York, which is of his patronage, as he has satisfied William 
de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino, and certain of their fellows, 
citizens and merchants of Bayonne for this sum, as William has acknow- 
ledged for him and his fellows before the treasurer and barons, the king 
having granted this sum to them in part payment of 500Z. in aid of their 
costs and expenses in a prosecution made by them against William de 
Saut, a late citizen of Bayonne, deceased, concerning certain goods and 
chattels of his that were adjudged to the king, as appears by his letters 
patent to the said merchants. 

Like letters in favour of the prior of Boulton in Craven for 50£. by 
which he made fine before the treasurer and barons for licence to 
appropriate to him and his house the church of Preston in Craven, in the 
diocese of York, which is of his patronage. 

April 13. To Roger de Hegham, Walter de Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale, 
Inverkeithing. appointed to assess and levy the king's tallage in the city of London and 
its suburbs. Order to cause John le Leutur, citizen of that city, to be 
acquitted of the tallage and to release any distress that they may have 
levied for it, as the king, at the instance of Edmund, his brother, and 
of Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, and by the assent of the citizens of 
that city, has granted by his letters patent to John that he should be quit 
during his life of all manner of tallages that might be exacted by the 
king or his^heirs from him by reason of his lands or rents or other goods 
and wares *within the city. 

May 4. To the same. As Philip de Beauveys, king's Serjeant, asserts that he is 

Stirling. quit by the king's charter of the tallage aforesaid, the king orders them 

to inspect the charter, and to supersede levying the tallage from Philip 

and to permit him to be acquitted thereof if they find by inspection of the 

charter that he is thus exempt. 



Membrane 12 — Schedule. 

March 26. To the bailiffs of Lenne. Whereas the king lately, at the suit of Ralph 
St. Andrews. Gedge and John de Pycheford, burgesses and merchants of Scardeburgh 
— suggesting to him that two of their ships with the goods and chattels 
in them to the value of 200Z. were driven by contrary winds to the port 
of Northbern, within the land and power of the king of Norway, and were 
unjustly arrested by Erling (Helenyer) Hildesone, his bailiff at Northbern, 
and are detained by him — requested the said king by his letters to cause 
the ships with the goods and chattels aforesaid to be restored to the 
merchants and to cause justice to be done to them in this behalf ; and 
the said king has done nothing in the matter, but has wholly failed to do 
justice to them, as the king learns from their complaint and by the 
letters patent of his men of Scardeburgh sealed with their common seal ; 
the king therefore has ordered the bailiffs of Boston to cause goods and 
wares of the men and merchants of the land or power of the king of 
Norway found within their town to be arrested to the value of 100?., and 
he orders the bailiffs of Lenne to cause goods and wares to the value of 
100Z. to be arrested in like manner, and to cause them to be safely kept 
until otherwise ordered, certifying him of their proceedings. 
The like to the bailiffs of Boston, ' mutatis mutandis' 



136 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 
May 1. 

Stirling. 



April 16. 
Culross. 



May 1. 

Stirling. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

Thomas son of Benedict de Kerdeu, imprisoned at Lancaster for the 
death of William son of Richard le Prestesone of Farm ton, has letters to 
the sheriff of Lancaster to bail him . 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
Whereas Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and 
Joan, his wife, the king's son, and certain of their ministers of their liberty 
of Kilkenni were lately charged (occasionati) and molested before the 
justiciary concerning the taking of John le Blunt, William le Crockar', 
Adam le Crockar', and Walter le Blunt and their imprisonment in Ralph 
and Joan's prison of Kilkenny, and they had a day to answer herein before 
the justiciary in fifteen days from Michaelmas, in the thirty-first year of 
the king's reign ; and the king, on 16 September, in the said year, 
wishing to favour the earl and countess because the earl was then staying 
with him in his service in Scotland, ordered the justiciary to supersede 
proceedings in this matter and to respite it until the quinzaine of Easter 
last, and if by chance it had been proceeded in anything touching this 
matter after the said 16 September to the damage or prejudice of the earl 
and countess or their ministers aforesaid or the injury of their liberty 
aforesaid, to cause the matter to be replaced in the same state as it was in 
on that day in respite until the said quinzaine : the king, wishing to show 
further favour to the earl and Joan because the earl is staying with him 
in Scotland, orders the justiciary to supersede this matter entirely and to 
respite it in the same condition as it was in on the said 16 September 
until the quinzaine of the Purification, and if by chance it has been 
proceeded in anything touching this matter after the said 16 September to 
the damage or prejudice of the earl and countess or their ministers 
aforesaid or the injury of their liberty aforesaid, to cause the matter to be 
replaced in the same condition as it was in on the said 16 September 
under such respite until the quinzaine aforesaid. By p.s. 

To Roger de Hales, coroner in co. Norfolk, and to Robert Here ward, 
sheriff of that county. Whereas Thomas de Sumerton, the elder, now 
deceased, was indicted for harbouring John son of Thomas de Sumerton 
and Stephen and Thomas, brothers of John, who were indicted of the 
death of William son of Walter Wacy and of burglary of the church of 
Wynterton and of the goods stolen thence, and were taken and imprisoned 
in the gaol of Norwich, and although John, Stephen and Thomas were 
afterwards acquitted before William de Ormesby and Fulk Baynard, the 
king's justices appointed to deliver that gaol, of the death, burglary, theft 
and of all other things charged against them, as appears by the record 
and process of the justices, which the king has caused to come before him, 
the coroner detains from Joan, late the wife of the said Thomas de 
Sumerton, the elder, and John, his son, the executors of his will, goods 
and chattels of the said Thomas to the value of 501. solely by reason of 
the harbouring aforesaid, as if Thomas had been convicted of some felony ; 
wherefore the king has many times ordered Roger to restore the goods and 
chattels without diminution to the executors for the execution of the will 
of the deceased or to certify the king of his reason for not executing the 
king's previous order to this effect ; and Roger has signified that he could 
not deliver the goods and chattels to the executors because they are not 
in his custody, but are in the custody of the township of West Sumerton, 
to whom he had delivered the said goods and chattels, appraised and taxed 
at the value 211. IBs. id., to answer to the king therefor if they ought to 
pertain to him : the king, considering that the goods and chattels, if they 
were taken into his hands solely for this reason, ought not to be confiscated 



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May 10c 

Stirling. 

May 1 

Stirling . 

May 1 

Stirling. 



May 4. 

Stirling 



May 10. 
Stirling, 



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or to pertain to him in any way, orders the coroner and sheriff to 
cause the goods and chattels to be levied from the said township and 
delivered to the executors without diminution, for the execution of the 
will aforesaid. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Hugh son of Ralph 
de Cotes, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Hugh at his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof 
the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause the house of 
the king's prison at Somerton to be repaired. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Roger de Bradelegh, deceased. 

To Roger de Hegham, Walter de Gloucestr [ia], and John de Sandale, 
appointed to assess and levy the king's tallage in the city of London. 
Order to permit Gerard Durem, merchant of Provence, dwelling in 
London, to be acquitted of the tallage, exacting nothing from him upon 
his goods and chattels or upon his house in the city, as the king, in 
consideration of certain payments and customs that alien and foreign 
merchants coming into the realm of England and elsewhere within his 
power and there dwelling granted to pay to him and his heirs upon 
their goods and merchandise to be brought into the realm or to be taken 
out of it, granted by his charter to them that no exaction, prise or payment, 
or any other charge shall be imposed upon their persons, merchandise or 
goods contrary to the tenor of the said charter. It is provided that if 
Gerard be a citizen of that city or have lands there that are of the king's 
demesnes, they shall cause the tallage thereof pertaining to the king to be 
assessed and levied for his use. 

Like letters for many foreign and alien merchants. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to Arnald de 
Ryver', merchant of Bayonne, his goods and merchandise that were 
arrested by them, in order that he may make his advantage thereof as 
shall seem best to him, and not to molest or aggrieve him or his main- 
pernors in this behalf in any way, as the king lately ordered them to 
certify him before the quinzaine of Easter last of the reason for arresting 
Arnald's body and his goods and merchandise, and to cause Arnald to be 
delivered from prison in mainprise, and they have signified to the king 
that the sheriffs lately arrested Arnald's body and his goods and wares by 
the order of Richer de Refham and his fellows, keepers of the king's new 
custom in the city aforesaid, because Arnald had forged a cocket-seal 
(cokettum) at Shorham after he had paid his custom there, and that they 
had caused him to be released on mainprise in accordance with the said 
order, and the king has pardoned him this trespass for a fine of 40s. made 
by him before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, which he has 
paid. By C. 

To Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to permit Brother William de la More, master of 
the military order of the Temple in England, to cross from that port to 
parts beyond sea with his household, horses, arms and all other things, 
and to take with him the money necessary for his expenses in going to, 

* Their names are not enrolled. 



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1304. 



May 11. 

Stirling. 

May 2. 
Stirling. 



May 6. 

Stirling 



May 10. 

Stirling. 



May 29. 

Stirling. 



May 10. 

Stirling. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

and returning from Cyprus, whither he is going by the king's licence, 
notwithstanding the king's ordinance against taking money out of the 
realm. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Heton, deceased. 

To William Trente, taker of the wines of the king's right prise throughout 
England. Order to cause the monks of St. Peter's, Westminster, to have 
a tun of wine on the morrow of St. Botulph, in accordance with the late 
king's grant by his charter to God and the church of St. Peter's, West- 
minster, and the monks thereof of a tun of wine at London from his right 
prise, to be received on the morrow of the said feast by the hands of his 
chamberlain, for the celebration of divine service in the church aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas John de 
Blakeford is bound to the king in 18Z. of the time when he was collector 
of the sixth and tenth granted to him in co. Somerset, and Richard 
Lovel, the king's yeoman, is bound to acquit John of the said sum 
against the king by reason of certain tenements that he acquired from 
John, and the king has pardoned Richard this sum in consideration of his 
good service : the king orders them to acquit Richard and John of the 
said sum. By p.s. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore 
to Maud, late the wife of Walter de Monemuth of Froremarton, deceased, 
the lands assigned to her in dower which were resumed into the king's 
hands by the escheator, as although the king lately ordered him not to 
intermeddle with the lands that belonged to Walter, which the escheator 
had taken into the king's hands believing that Walter held them of the 
king in chief, and the king afterwards ordered him to resume them into 
the king's hands, it was not, and is not, the king's intention that the 
lands assigned to Maud in dower by Walter's heir or by those who had 
entered the lands in name of wardship shall be resumed into his hands. 

To the same. Order to cause Richard, son and heir of Thomas de 
Merton, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof his father at 
his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age 
before the king. By p.s. 

To A. bishop of Durham or to his vice-gerent. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas de Graham the lands that he held before the war in Scotland of 
his inheritance and of his wife's inheritance, which are in the king's 
hands by reason of the war, as Nicholas has been long at the king's peace. 

By p.s. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas Joan, 
late the wife of John Wak, tenant in chief, lately demanded before the 
justices of the Bench against William son of Alan her dower of the free 
tenement that belonged to John in Suthicham, Hadington, Whisseby and 
Est Deping, co. Lincoln, to wit a third of the manors of Suthicham, 
Hadington and Whisseby and a third of a messuage and of six acres of 
land in Est Deping, and William vouched to warranty Thomas, son and 
heir of the said John, whose lands are in the king's hands by reason of his 
minority, and proffered before the justices John's deeds concerning these 
tenements containing a warranty, and it was considered befgre the justices, 
in the octave of the Holy Trinity, in the 29th year of the, king's reign, that 
William should hold the said third part in peace, anc}, that Joan should 



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have the value thereof from the heir's land in the king's hands, as appears 
by the record and process of the suit, which the king has caused to come 
before him ; wherefore the king, on 1 May last, ordered the escheator to 
assign to Joan from the lands that belonged to John lands to the value of 
a third of 28/. 10s. Od. at which the lands aforesaid are extended: the 
king, wishing that dower shall be assigned to Joan in accordance with the 
said consideration, orders the escheator to cause lands to the value of the 
third aforesaid to be assigned to Joan in dower from the said octaves of 
Holy Trinity. 

May 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of York. .Whereas the king lately — at the 

Stirling. S uit of John Scail, now deceased, and Nicholas Putfra, burgesses and 
merchants of Kyngeston-on-Hul, suggesting to the king that they caused 
a ship, which they had legally (fideliter) bought in that town from 
John Gallyn of Berflet for 20/. sterling in the presence of many trust- 
* worthy men, and which they afterwards provided with entirely new 
tackle, price 10/. sterling, to be loaded at the said town with wool, hides 
and other merchandise and caused her to be taken to the port of Swyn in 
Flanders, and that she was taken with all the tackle aforesaid by the 
bailiffs and echevins of Bruges without reasonable cause and was unjustly 
detained from them — requested the bailiffs and echevins to cause John 
and Nicholas to have due restitution of the ship and tackle and to 
cause due amends to be made to them for the trespass aforesaid ; and 
although the bailiffs and echevins received the king's letters and have been 
many times requested by the bailiffs of Kyngeston and by John and 
Nicholas to cause the ship and tackle to be restored to the latter and to cause 
justice to be done for the unjust detention, they have not yet made 
restitution to John and Nicholas or to the executors of John's will after his 
death, but have entirely failed to do them justice, as appears to the king by 
the letters of the bailiffs of "Kyngeston sealed with their common seal ; 
wherefore the king lately ordered the mayor and bailiffs to cause goods 
and wares of the merchants of the town of Bruges to be arrested to the 
value of the said 30/. and to cause them to be kept safely until the 
executors and Nicholas should be satisfied for the ship and tackle and for 
the said trespass, and to certify the king by their letters of their pro- 
ceedings ; and they returned to him that they have arrested the wares of 
one Walter Sineter of Bruges to the value of 20 marks ; whereupon the 
king ordered them to cause the wares [to be appraised] by merchants and 
others of their bailiwick, and to deliver them thus appraised to the 
executors and Nicholas in part payment of the 30/. aforesaid ; and Walter 
afterwards asserted in person in chancery that the wares belong to certain 
merchants of Almain, and that no merchant of Bruges or elsewhere in 
Flanders had any share therein at the time of their arrest, and he sought 
that the wares might be delivered to him : the king, wishing to do what 
is just in this behalf both for Walter and for the executors and Nicholas, 
orders the mayor and bailiffs to release the wares from arrest and to cause 
them to be delivered to Walter to make his advantage thereof, if Walter 
can prove by law merchant, or if they can satisfy themselves by an 
inquisition to be made by them by the oath of merchants and others, that 
the wares belong to merchants of Almain and that no merchant of Bruges 
or elsewhere in Flanders had any share therein at the time when they were 
arrested. It is provided that they shall arrest without delay goods and 
wares of merchants of Flanders to the value of the said 30/., and shall cause 
them to be kept safely until the executors and Nicholas have been satisfied 
for the ship and tackle. If they find that the aforesaid wares thus arrested 
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cause them to be delivered to the executors and Nicholas in accordance with 
the tenor of the king's other order, certifying the king of their proceedings 
in this matter. 

May 19. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Stirling. Eichard, son and heir of Roger Loveday, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 

the lands whereof his father was seised, as he has proved his age before 

the escheator. By p.s. [4513.] 

May 16. To the same. Like order in favour of Nicholas, son and heir of Nicholas 

Stirling. ae Cryel. . By p.s. [4500.] 

May 20. To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice, late the 

Stirling. w if e f Ingelram le Waleys, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence. 

May 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all cross-bows, quarels, bows 

Stirling. and arrows exposed for sale within his bailiwick to be brought for the 

king's use, and to send them with all possible speed to the castle of 

Stryvelyn, which is occupied by the Scotch rebels, as the king greatly 

needs cross-bows, quarels, bows and arrows for assaulting the castle. 

[Feeder a.] By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby. 

The like to the sheriffs of London, making no mention of bows. [Ibid.] 

To Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
send to the king at Strivelyn with all speed all the king's cross-bows and 
little- quarels in the Tower, as the king needs them for the purpose afore- 
said. [Ibid.] By K. on the information of the said John. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 

Stirling. the houses and mills of the manors that belonged to Ralph Pipard and 

Henry de Roche ford in Ireland, which are in the king's hands, to be 

repaired. 

To the same. Whereas the wines of certain burgesses and merchants 
of Ireland have been arrested by them because the merchants lately 
taking their wines to Dalkey sold them there before the king had taken his 
prise thereof ; the king orders them to take reasonable amends from the 
merchants for the trespass and to permit them to make their profit of the 
wines until otherwise ordered. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

May 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 

Stirling granted by his charter, on the 87 (sic) May, in the fortieth year of his 
reign, to Hugh le Bigod all the bailiwick of the Hay (Hay a) and forest of 
Scalleby, and all the lands and rents that Osbert son of Ralph de Bollebek 
previously held of the said king in Levesham, Loketon, Pykering and 
Neuton and that Osbert rendered to the said king in his court at West- 
minster, rendering therefor 4 marks 10s. yearly for the bailiwick aforesaid 
and doing for the said lands and rents the service of a quarter of a knight's 
fee ; and the king understands that they cause Roger le By god, earl of 
Norfolk and Marshal of England, Hugh's son and heir, and certain 
other tenants of the lands aforesaid to be distrained in the lands for the 
arrears of the aforesaid 4 marks 10*. wherewith the bailiwick was charged, 
as if the lands had been charged therewith together with the bailiwick : 



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May 20. 

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May 26. 
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May 30. 

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the king orders them to cause the distraint to be released to the earl and 
the tenants, and to cause them to be acquitted thereof. It is provided 
that the tenants of the bailiwick shall be charged with the arrears. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wadhull, tenant in chief, the 
following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 
manor of Pateshull, co. Northampton, which is extended at HI. 10s. Od. 
yearly ; five acres and a half of arable land in Little Wadhull, co. Bedford, 
which are extended at 40s. 9cl. yearly, to wit each acre at 6d. ; four acres 
of meadow in the same town, which are extended at 16s. yearly, to wit 
each acre at 4s. ; and 6s. %\d. of yearly rent and a rent of five capons, 
price 10^., to be received from Simon de Hynewyk, a free tenant there ; 
and 2s. 6d. yearly of rent from Felicia Peres, a cotter there. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Hawisia the following lands, 
and the issues thereof since they were taken into the king's hands by 
reason of Thomas's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas and she were jointly enfeoffed of 111 acres of land, 
2 acres of meadow, 6 acres of several pasture, 25s. of yearly rent from 
Walter Lageman and Walter le Plomer, free tenants, and of five virgates 
of land held in villeinage in Little Wadhull, co. Bedford, and of 20s. of 
yearly rent from Eichard le Lou, a free tenant, in Great Wadhull, in the 
same county, by John de Wadhull, father of Thomas, to have to them and 
the heirs of their bodies, and that Thomas and Hawisia held the lands 
jointly on the day of his death,, and that the lands in Little Wadhull are 
held of the heir of John Wak, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, and the said 20s. of rent in Great Wadhull are held 
of the king in chief as part of the manor of Great Wadhull, 
which Thomas held of the king in chief at his death by barony, 
doing the service of one knight's fee and rendering yearly to the ward of 
the castle of Eokingham 69s. at Michaelmas and 20s. 9d. by the sheriff of 
Bedford for view, hidage and suit, and the king has taken the fealty of 
Hawisia. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
cause all the money collected and to be collected from the tenth imposed 
upon the clergy of Ireland by pope Boniface VIII for three years to be 
arrested in the hands of the collectors, and to cause it to be kept under 
such arrest so that nothing shall be removed thence in any way until 
otherwise ordered. 

William Gille, imprisoned at Sumerton for the death of Eichard le 
Thresshere of Neuton Pleysy, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail 
him until the first assize. 

To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately at the complaint of 
Henry de Lincfolnia], burgess of Yarmouth, — suggesting that he sent 
certain goods and wares of his to the value of 260Z. by Eoger de Leycestr[ia] 
and Hugh de Strumeshawe, his yeomen, to Yarmouth in a ship that he 
had hired from Hugh Balle Heynesone of Zeeland (Seland), and Hugh 
Balle and other mariners slew the yeomen and carried off the goods and 
wares to Cach' in Zeeland, and detained them from him — requested John, 
late earl of Holland and Zeeland and lord of Friesland, by his letters patent 
to hear Henry's complaint and to do justice to him, but he failed to do so, 
as appears by the letters testimonial of the burgesses of Yarmouth under 



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their common seal directed to the king ; whereupon the king gave order 
by divers writs both to the bailiffs of Yarmouth and of Kyngeston-on-Hul 
and to the bailiffs of Lenne and to the bailiffs of Boston to cause goods 
and wares of merchants of Holland and Zeeland to be arrested and 
appraised by the oath of merchants and other lawful men of their baili- 
wicks, and to cause them when thus appraised to be delivered to the said 
Henry ; and whereas the bailiffs of Yarmouth have delivered to Henry by 
virtue of the order aforesaid goods and wares appraised at 77/. 6s. 8c/., and 
the bailiffs of Kyngeston have likewise delivered to him two ships of 
Zeeland found in the port of Hul and appraised at 26/., and the bailiffs of 
Lenne have delivered to him goods and wares of the said merchants 
appraised at 28/. 6s. 8c/., and the bailiffs of Boston have delivered to 
Henry goods and wares of the said merchants appraised at 83/. 6s. 8d., 
as appears by the respective returns of the bailiffs made to the 
king; and the mayor and sheriffs of London, to whom like order 
to arrest goods and wares of the merchants of Holland, Zeeland 
and Friesland to the value of the balance of the said 260/. and to cause 
them to be kept safely until Henry should be satisfied therefor, have 
returned to the king that they have arrested a ship of William Claissone 
of Cach' called < le Felegrin ' with all her tackle, which is appraised with 
all her tackle at 16 marks, and another ship of Adam Heynesone of Cach' 
called Ha Rosedrawer,' which is appraised with all her tackle at 7 marks; 
whereupon the king ordered them to deliver these ships thus appraised to 
Henry in part satisfaction of the aforesaid balance : the king, wishing that 
Henry shall be satisfied for 79/. 13s. 4d. still in arrear to him of the 260/., 
orders the bailiffs to cause all the goods and wares of the merchants of 
those parts that they have caused to be arrested by virtue of his previous 
order to be appraised by the oath of merchants and others, and to deliver 
them thus appraised to Henry in part satisfaction of the said 191. 13s. 4c/., 
certifying the king of their proceedings herein. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause J. bishop 
of Carlisle to be acquitted of 65/. 12s. id. (sic) and of 11. 6s. Qd. (sic) in his 
ferm of the castle -of Carlisle and of the king's demesne pertaining to it 
for the years specified below, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
Adam de Crokedayk and John de Kirkeby that the herbage in the 
meadows pertaining to the castle, which the king committed to him with 
his demesnes and all other things pertaining to the castle, rendering 
therefor yearly to the exchequer 55/. 2s. lie/., had been so consumed by 
the horses of the king and of Edward, prince of Wales, and of other 
magnates and subjects coming to Scotland in the king's service by his 
orders in the 26th, 27th, 28th, 20th, and 31st years of his reign, to the 
amount of 65/. 12s. 4c/., to wit by the horses of Keginald de Grey, John 
de Havering, John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and John son of 
Thomas, bringing Welshmen and Irishmen to the king in Scotland in the 
26th year of his reign, to the amount of 13/. lis. 10c/., and by the 
horses of William le Latimer, Robert de Clifford, and Ralph son of 
William and others of cos. Lancaster, Cumberland and Westmoreland 
coming to Carlisle for the protection of that march by the king's order 
in summer in the 27th year upon divers occasions to the amount 
of 12/. 5s. 2c/., and by the great horses of the king and of the said 
prince sent to the castle about Holy Trinity, in the 28th year of 
his reign, and there staying until Midsummer following and by other 
horses of the king and of his magnates coming with him at the same 
Midsummer to Scotland to the amount of 18/. 19s. 2d, and by the horses 
of the said prince and of others with him at Carlisle at Holy Trinity, in 



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June 1. 
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June 4. 
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the 29th year, to the amount of 14 J. 5s. 2d., and by the horses of Thomas 
de Multon of Egremond, John de Hodeleston and John de Lancastr[ia] 
and of others of cos. Westmoreland and Cumberland who were at Carlisle 
for three weeks for the protection of the march against the Scots in 
summer in the 31st year, to the amount of llZ. 10s. Od. ; and also that 
the dwellings (domicilia) pertaining to the castle were burnt by the Scots 
who invaded those parts in the 26th year, and that by reason of this 
burning there was a falling off of 11. 6s. 6d. from the moneys that the 
bishop ought to have received from the said dwellings and certain plots 
called ( the king's gardens' near the Eden, to wit in the 26th year 37s. 8d., 
in the 27th year 37s. 8rf., in the 28th year 37s. 8d., in the 29th year 
20s. 6d., in the 30th year 4s. 6d., in the 31st year 4s. U. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Andrew Nore, deceased. 

To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Isabel, late the wife of John Daubeny, tenant in chief, certain lands 
in Henton, co. Southampton, which are extended at 91. 14s. 6d. yearly ; 
6s. 6d. of yearly rent and a rent of a pound of cumin, price Id., to be 
received by the hands of three free tenants in La Kyngeshame, co. 
Gloucester, to wit Walter Peticlerk 12d., William Reond 5s. 6d., Maud 
Pertrik the said pound of cumin, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause the master of the 
Hospital of St. Mary in the Westgate, Newcastle-on-Tyne, to have seisin 
of a messuage in that town, as the king learns by an inquisition taken 
by the sheriff that the messuage, which William le Forager who was 
outlawed for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and 
a day, and that William held it of the master of the Hospital, and 
that Nicholas de Karliolo, chief bailiff of that town, had the king's year 
and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause John Hardy to have seisin 
of a shop (selda) in Bodmin (Bodminia), as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the shop, which Ralph Curteys, who abjured the 
realm for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, 
and that Ralph held the shop of John Hardy, and that Adam de Sancta 
Margareta, reeve of Bodmin, has had the king's year, day and waste 
thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To Philip, king of France. The king learns from the complaint of 
Stephen de Abyngdon, citizen and merchant of London, that whereas he, 
after the re-establishment of peace between the king of France and the 
king and after it had been proclaimed, sent Geoffrey de la Penne, his 
servant, to Brabant to buy divers cloth and other necessaries there for the 
king's wardrobe by the king's order, and Geoffrey sent 228 pieces of cloth, 
price 1,1 00Z. sterling, which he had bought at Antwerp (Handewarp) and 
Malynes in Brabant for the king's use, by John le Engleys, another 
servant of Stephen, and by other men, carters, of Malynes and Raynes, 
whom he had hired at Malines to make the carriage, from those parts to 
Whytsand by land and thence to England, there to be delivered to the 
keeper of the king's wardrobe, John the castellan of Lens in Artoys and 
Gerinus de la Vayne and certain other ministers of King Philip, asserting 
that John and the carters, when they passed through the town of Lens in 



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June 10. 
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Artoys, within King Philip's realm and power, with the cloth aforesaid, 
were Flemings and enemies and rebels of King Philip, arrested and 
imprisoned them and took and carried away the cloth and fifty-one 
great gold florins found with John, to the grievous damage of the 
king, the impoverishment of his said merchant, and contrary to 
the form of the ordinance contained in the said peace ; wherefore the 
king requested King Philip at another time to cause restitution to be 
made to his said merchant of the cloth and other goods aforesaid, and to 
cause amends to be made to him for his damages (pminis, in error for 
dampnis) ; in which matter he has done nothing, as the king learns from 
the complaint of the said merchant : the king requests him to cause 
restitution of the cloth to be made to his said merchant and to cause 
amends to be made for the trespass without further delay, in accordance 
with the king's previous request, as Philip would desire that the king 
should do for merchants of his power within the king's realm in the like 
case. 

To Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England. As the 
king needs timber for the repair of the houses within the manor of Burgh 
(de Burgo), co. Norfolk, and also for repairing his mills at Orford in the 
same county, he requests the earl to oblige him with a grant {curialit\ai\em 
facere) at the earl's pleasure of timber from the earl's wood of Haneworth 
for the said houses and in the earl's park of Staverton for the said mills. 
By K. on the information of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to his vice-gerent. Order to deliver to the 
abbot and convent of Abberbrothok the church of Hautwysel, which they 
held long before the war in Scotland and which is in the bishop's hands 
by reason of the war, as they have been long at the king's peace. By p.s. 



Membrane 9. 

June 8, To the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Whereas the king lately ordered 

Stirling. them to arrest goods and wares of the merchants of Flanders to the value 
of 80/. sterling, and to cause them to be kept safely until the executors of 
John Scayl and until Nicholas Putfra, burgesses and merchants of that 
town, should be satisfied for a ship that John and Nicholas bought 
from John Gallyn of Berflet for 20/. and for new tackle for her, 
price 10/. arrested by the bailiffs and echeviw of Bruges without 
reasonable cause [as at p. 139 above] ; and the bailiffs have returned 
that they have arrested three sacks of wool of John Worn, merchant 
of Bruge, and of certain other merchants ot Flanders by virtue of the 
order aforesaid, and that certain other goods of the merchants of 
Flanders were within the liberty of the archbishop of York there outside 
their power, and that the bailiffs of the liberty had done nothing in the 
matter ; wherefore the king ordered them to cause the said three sacks to 
be appraised by the oath of merchants and others, and to cause them to 
be delivered thus appraised to the executors and Nicholas in part satis- 
faction of 30/. aforesaid, and not to omit to enter the liberty aforesaid and 
to arrest goods and wares of merchants of Flanders to the amount of the 
balance of the said 30/., and to cause them to be kept safely until the 
said executors and Nicholas be satisfied for the 30/., and to certify the 
king of the value of the wool and of all their proceedings herein ; and 
they again returned to the king that they had caused the three sacks of 
wool, which were appraised at 12/. 9*. id., to be delivered to the executors 



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and Nicholas, and that they had caused two sacks and fourteen stone of 
wool of Walter Fyn of Flanders to be arrested within their bailiwick : the 
king orders them to cause the two sacks and fourteen stone of wool to be 
appraised and delivered to the executors and Nicholas, in part payment of 
the balance of the said 30Z., certifying the king speedily of their proceed- 
ings in this matter. 

June 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas R. bishop of 
Stirling, Hereford and the dean and chapter of Hereford assert that their tenants 
in that city ought to be acquitted of tallages by the charters of the 
king's progenitors, and that they were acquitted in the times of the said 
progenitors ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of 
the exchequer of the late king's time, and, if they find that the said 
tenants were quit of tallages in that city during that time, to cause them 
to be acquitted of the tallage assessed upon them by Nicholas Fermband 
and William de Brikhull, appointed to assess the tallage in cities, 
boroughs, and in the king's demesnes in co. Hereford. 

To the same. Like letter in favour of Roger de Morteyn and Thomas 
le Rus, to acquit them of the tallage assessed upon them and their tenants 
in the manor of Waleshale by the said Nicholas and William, as they 
assert that they hold that manor by the late king's .charter, which the 
king has inspected, rendering therefor 4/. yearly to the exchequer for all 
services, and that their ancestors in the late king's time were acquitted of 
tallage in that; manor. 

To the same. Like letter in favour of the abbot of St. James without 
Northampton to acquit his tenantry in the borough of Northampton of 
the tallage assessed upon them by Lambert de Trikingham, Ralph 
de Luttelbur[y] and Thomas de Burnham, appointed to assess the tallage 
in co. Northampton, as he asserts that his tenants in that borough ought 
to be acquitted by the charters of the king's progenitors and that they 
were acquitted in their times. 

June 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the dean 

Stirling. f g^. Martin's-le-Grand, London, and his men in his lands in the said 

city to be acquitted of the tallage, as the dean and all lands and all 

demesne tenements and all men of his church ought to be quit of tallage 

by charter of the late king, which the king has inspected. 

Like letters for the master and brethren of the military order of the 
Temple in England for them and their mOn, as they ought to be quit of 
tallage by the charters of the king's progenitors, which he has inspected. 

Like letters for the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England for them and their men, as they ought to be quit of 
tallage by charters of the king's progenitors, which he has inspected. 

Like letters for the prior of Watton, of the order of Sempingham, for 
him and his men for the tallage levied upon them in the city of York and 
elsewhere in co. York. 

June 10, Like letter in favour of the abbot of Stanlegh for him and his men and 

Stirling. their goods and possessions, as they ought to be acquitted of the tallage 

that the king has caused to be assessed in his cities, boroughs and demesnes 

by the charter pf King Richard and by the late king's confirmation, which 

the king has inspected. 

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To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede until Michaelmas the 
execution of the exaction for outlawry of Alexander Cheverel, who is 
staying with the king in Scotland in his service, in which he was put . 
because he did not come before Aymer de Valencia and Hugh le Despenser 
and their fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine certain 
trespasses lately committed against the king and Queen Margaret in the 
park of Cammel, whereof he was indicted, the king having previously 
ordered the sheriff to supersede the execution of the exaction until 
Midsummer, as Alexander is still staying in his service aforesaid. 

By letters of the queen. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Hugh Sturmy and Margaret, his wife, the issues received by 
the escheator from the lands in the town of Hedon bequeathed by John 
Passemer, tenant in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, to Margaret, his 
daughter, as Hugh and Margaret have entered the lands by virtue of the 
king's order not to intermeddle further with the lands (as at p. 133 above). 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Cecily de Bello Campo certain lands in Luyton, co. Bedford, that are 
held of the king in chief, which the escheator has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of the death of Robert de Bello Campo, her son, together 
with the issues received from them, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Cecily enfeoffed Robert of the lands, rendering 
therefor to her during her life a pair of gilt spurs and after her death to 
her heirs a pound of cumin for all service, with reversion to her if Robert 
should die without an heir of his body, and that Robert died without such 
an heir, and the king, although he granted licence by his letters patent to 
Robert to have and retain the lands of him by the services therefor due 
and accustomed and took his homage for them, as is found by inspection 
of the rolls of his chancery, of which homage Cecily had no knowledge, 
does not wish that Cecily shall be unduly aggrieved in this behalf. 

By p.s. and by C. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to deliver to the said Cecily the lands in Ireland that she 
had in her purparty of the inheritance that belonged to Maud de Kyme 
and that she had of the grant of Guy de Rupe Cauardi and Sibyl, his 
wife, which are held of the king in chief, together the issues received from 
them since they were taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
the aforesaid Robert, as she lately granted to Robert by an indented deed, 
which the king has inspected, all the said lands, to have to him and the 
heirs of his body, with remainder in case he should die without such an 
heir to Cecily, and the king afterwards granted to Cecily licence to grant 
the lands to Robert, to hold of the king by the "services therefor due and 
accustomed, and also licence to Robert that he might receive the lands 
from her, as is found by inspection of the rolls of chancery, of which 
licence Cecily was not aware, and the king is unwilling that she shall be 
unduly aggrieved by reason of the said licence. By p.s. and by C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Cecily 
de Bello Campo to be acquitted of 201. f if they find by inspection of the 
rolls of the exchequer that she paid this sum, to wit 101. for Michaelmas 
term, in the 23rd year of the king's reign, and 10Z. for Easter term, in 
the 28th year, in accordance with the king's grant that she should pay 
the 2001. due to him at the exchequer of the debts of her ancestors by 
20J. yearly, as they exact the said 201. from her although she has kept 
the terms because she did not have tallies for the payments. 



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1304. 

June 10. 

Stirling. 



June 10. 
Stirling. 



June 8. 

Stirling. 



June 16. 

Stirling. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Bertus 
Penuchius> Stoldus de Friscobaldis, Coppus Cotenne and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Friscobaldi of Florence, to receive the 
king's old custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in all ports and places 
of the realm of England and in the land of Ireland from 1 April last 
inclusive, as the king has lately granted to them the custom to be received 
from that day until they or one of them shall have received divers debts 
in which he is bound to the said merchants, and the king has ordered the 
collectors of the customs to deliver to them all the money arising from 
the said custom, as is contained in his letters made to the merchants and 
in those directed to the collectors. 

To Richer de Refham and Hugh Pourte, citizens of London. Order to 
pay to the said merchants all the money arising from the said old custom, 
to wit half a mark upon each sack of wool, half a mark from every three 
hundred wool-fells, and one mark from every last of hides, which the king 
appointed Richer and Hugh by his letters patent under the exchequer seal 
to collect in London and in all places thence to Greenwich (Grenewicum) 
on both sides of the Thames from 1 April last during his pleasure, from 
the said day inclusive, as the king had granted the custom to the merchants 
before the appointment aforesaid. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William de Mortuo 
Mari, tenant in chief, held at his death 13s. 4d. of yearly rent in Fordham, 
co. Cambridge, of Robert le Fraunceis by the service of %d. yearly, and that 
William was a bastard and died without an heir of his body, for which 
reason the wardship of the rent pertains to the king upon this occasion ; 
the king orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands the lands that 
William held of the king in chief at his death as the king's escheat, 
and not to intermeddle with the aforesaid rent, which he has taken into 
the king's hands by reason of William's death, saving the king's right in 
all things. 

The like in favour of the following concerning the tenements held of 
them by William in the said town : 

Roger Bernard for nine acres of land that William held of him by 

the service of 19d. yearly. 
W T alter son of Robert de Fordham for a messuage and nine acres of 

land that William held of him by the service of 6d. yearly. 
John Walkefar for three acres of land that William held of him by 

the service of 6d. yearly. 
John son of Henry for two messuages and 174 acres of land that 

William held of him by the service of lis. 4d. 

Walter le Tregetur and John le Gay for 7 atfres of land that William 

held of them by the service of 20d. 

To the collectors of the new custom at London. Order to permit 

Emery Martyn and Peter Martyn, his brother, burgesses and merchants 

of Brigerac {de Brigeriaco), to be acquitted of the 4s. upon every tun of 

wine loaded at Pierrefite (Petram Fixam) or Leyburn and brought by 

them to London, as the king lately pardoned his burgesses and merchants 

of Brigerac and Leyburn the 4s. , upon every tun of wine of Brigerac, the 

Limousin (Lemovicert) and St. Emilion loaded at Pierrefite or Leyburn 

brought by them into his realm during his pleasure. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Petronilla, late 
the wife of William de Erkalewe, tenant of the heir of Philip Burnel, 



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June 11. 

Stirling. 



June 15. 
Stirling. 

June 16. 
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Membrane 9 — cont. 

tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, was jointly enfeoffed with 
William by Master William Burnel of a carucate of land and 6L 5s. Od. 
yearly of rent in Erkalewe, co. Salop, and that William and Petronilla 
held them jointly at his death, and that the land and rent are held of the 
said heir as part of the manor of Erkalewe, which William held at his 
death of the said heir by the service of 6d. for all service ; the king, 
wishing to show favour to Petronilla, has given the escheator power to 
receive her fealty for the land and rent, and orders him, after taking her 
fealty, to deliver to her the land and rent, which he took into the king's 
hands by reason of William's death, together with the issues received by 
him thence since they were taken into the king's hands. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Master John de la Dane, Robert 
le Port, William Craunford, Walter Colyn, Thomas de Weverynge, 
Geoffrey atte Boclonde, Master Ralph ' the Scolemaistre,' Christian le 
Hosyer, John Heraud, John atte Helle, John le Vyneter, John Rogger, 
Jakynus atte Boclond, Richard le Pestur, John son of Richard le Pestur, 
Christian le Gold, Robert atte Rure, Simon le Lung, Geoffrey Stoyl, 
William le Kempe, William Swetyng, Richard atte Yoke, John le Taillur 
of Stone, John le Mareschal, William de Lose, John Petitclerk, Apsalon 
Strig, Nicholas le Taillur, Alice Colynes, John Saule, John Marchaund, 
William Seman, Alexander le Chapeleyn of Detlyng, Thomas le Heu, 
Richard de Tunnebrigge, Ralph le Ismonger, William le Glover, Adam 
de Alton, Osbert Apsalon, Richard Dirland, Robert Strig, Hamo le 
Draper, John Randolf, Thomas Retrich, Robert Glorie, Robert de Estlane, 
Gilbert Ede, Henry le Tannur of Tonge, Richard le Moyne, Adam 
Eneldeth, Ralph le Taillur, Walter de (sic) Barber Adam de 
Farlegh, Hugh le Wot, Christian de Wyk, Richard le Mareschal, 
Stephen de Shamele, Eustace le Chaloner, William le Blak, carpenter, 
and Stephen Cotkey, indicted before Robert de Burghesh and John de 
North wode, who were appointed to enquire concerning perpetrators 
of homicides, robberies and other damages in co. Kent and to arrest them, 
and also before the coroners of that county with abetting and aiding the 
death of William de Detling and William Gegge, who were lately slain at 
Detlyng and also with harbouring certain men who were likewise charged 
with the aforesaid death, to be released from Maydenstan prison, wherein 
they are imprisoned, upon their finding mainprise to stand to right if the 
king or any one else wish to speak against them in this behalf. 

By p.s. [4585.] 

The like to the sheriff for William Olyver. 

Richard de Pulham of Worthestede, imprisoned at Norwich for the 
death of William de Lopham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter de la Barre 
and Sibyl, his wife, were jointly enfeoffed by Nicholas le Archier of certain 
lands in Tatynton, co. Hereford, to hold to them and to Walter's 
heirs, and that the tenements are held of the king in chief by 
the service of a sixth of a knight's fee, and that Walter and Sibyl 
continued their seisin thereof until Walter's death ; the king, wishing to 
show favour to Sibyl, has given the escheator power to receive her fealty 
for the tenements and also her oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence, and he orders him, after receiving the fealty and oath, to 
deliver to her the tenements and the issues received from them, certifying 
\jhe king under his seal of the receipt of the fealty and oath. 



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J 3Q4 MEMBRANE 8. 

June 15. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Stirling. t giby^ i a te the wife of Walter de la Barre, the following tenements, 
which were taken into the king's hands by the escheator by reason of 
Walter's death, and also the issues received thence by him, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter and Sibyl were 
jointly enfeoffed by John de Mawardyn of certain tenements in Little 
Marcle, co. Hereford, and by Roger de Hereford of certain tenements in 
Weston, in the same county, and by Richard de Welles of certain lands in 
Retherwas, in the same county, and by Master Henry de Bray of certain 
lands in Cobwall, in the same county, and by Roger le Waleys of 
certain tenements in Deuschirche, in the same county, and by Hugh 
de Kynardesleye of certain tenements in Rolleston, in the same county, 
and by Nicholas de Monemuta of certain lands in Lude Mucegros, in 
the same county, and by Ralph de Burcote of certain lands in Holmare, 
in the same county, and by Reginald Moniword of certain tenements 
in Burcote, in the same county, and by Ralph de Abbehale of certain 
tenements in Ravenhull, in the same county, to have to them and to 
Walter's heirs, and that Walter and Sibyl continued their seisin thereof 
until the day of Walter's death, and that the tenements in Little Marcle 
are held of Theobald de Verdun by the service of a quarter of a knight's 
fee, and that the tenements in Weston are held of the said Theobald by 
the service of a third of a knight's fee, and that the tenements in 
Retherwas are held of Joan de Baggindon by the service of 13s. 4d. 
yearly, and that the tenements in Cobwall are held of William de Criketot 
by the service of an eighth of a knight's fee, and that the tenements in 
Deuschirche are held of the abbot of Gloucester by the service of 6s. Od. 
yearly, and that the tenements in Rollesfcon are held of Alan Plokenet by 
the service of 12d. yearly, and that the tenements in Lude are held of 
Theobald de Verdun and Geoffrey de Geynvill by the service of a twenty- 
fourth of a knight's fee, and that the aforesaid tenements in Holmare are 
held of William de Arundel and Philip de Holmare by the service of 6s. 
yearly, and that the tenements in Burcote are held of the bishop of 
Hereford by the service of 12s. 6d. yearly, and that the tenements in 
Ravenhull are held of the dean of Hereford by the service of 6s. yearly. 
June 20. To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to the said Sibyl, 
Stirling. wife of Walter de la Barre, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she 
will not marry without the king's licence, in the presence of Thomas, son 
and heir of Walter, if he choose to be present. 
June 21. To the same. As the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
Stirling. escheator that the said Walter at his death held no lands of the king in 
chief except certain tenements in Tatynton, co. Hereford, whereof Sibyl, 
late the wife of Walter, was jointly enfeoffed with him by Nicholas le 
Archier, to have to them and Walter's heirs, by reason whereof the 
wardship of the lands that pertained to Walter does not pertain to the 
king on this occasion ; the king orders the escheator not to intermeddle 
further with the other lands whereof Walter was seised in his demesne as 
of fee at his death, saving the king's right and the rights of others and 
saving to the king the relief due to him after the death of Sibyl for the 
lands in Tatynton. 

June 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause S. 
Stirling. bishop of Salisbury and the executors of the will of Robert, the late 
bishop, to be acquitted of 100 marks exacted from them by summons of 
the exchequer for the fine that Robert made with the king for a moiety 
of his service of five knights' fees that he acknowledged to the king in his 
,army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, and of the scutage exacted 



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1304. 



June 16. 
Stirling. 



June 18. 

Stirling. 



June 16. 
Stirling. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

from them for the other moiety of Robert's service in that army, as 
Robert paid the said 100 marks into the king's wardrobe to Master Thomas 
Bek, then keeper of the wardrobe, on Wednesday the feast of the 
Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr in the aforesaid year, and he had 
his service with the king by his order for the other moiety in the said army, 
as appears to the king by inspection of his letters patent made fco Robert 
concerning the 100 marks and of the rolls of his marshalsea for that army. 
To the same. Order to cause the said S. bishop of Salisbury and 
the said executors to be acquitted — upon their satisfying the king for 
the service of a moiety of a knight's fee that remains to be done 
to the king — of 100 marks by which the said Robert made 
fine with the king for the service of two knights' fees in the king's 
army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as he paid this sum 
into the king's wardrobe at Rothelan, on Sunday the feast of St. Luke, in 
the said year, to Master William de Luda, then keeper of the wardrobe, 
and he had his service with the king by his order in that army for two 
and a half knights' fees, in part satisfaction of the service of five knights' 
fees that he acknowledged to the king in the said army, as appears to the 
king by his letters patent to the said Robert for the said 100 marks and 
by inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for that army and of the rolls 
of his chancery. 

To the same. Order to cause the abbess of Wylton to be acquitted of 
40 marks exacted from her for the fine that she made with the king for 
the service of one knight's fee that she acknowledged to him for his army 
of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as she paid this sum into the king's 
wardrobe to Master Thomas Bek, late keeper of the wardrobe, on Sunday 
after SS. Peter and Paul in the aforesaid year, as is contained in the 
king's letters patent made to her for acquittance of the money aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Whereas the king lately ordered 
him to cause to be replevied to Emery de Lumly his chattels that William 
de Tynemuth, Roger Onthebrig, and Nicholas de Carliolo took and 
unjustly detain, and to cause Emery to be afterwards so justly treated 
{deduct) that the king should not hear any further complaint in the matter 
for lack of justice, or to signify to the king why he would not or could not 
execute the king's order sent to him at another time; and the sheriff 
has returned that the bailiffs of the liberty of Newcastle-on-Tyne, whom 
he caused to have return of the writ, answered that Emery's chattels, to 
wit a tun of woad (wad), containing seven quarters, and 360 ells of canvas 
were arrested because they were found in the seisin of one John le 
Fevre among other chattels of John's on the day when John slew Peter le 
Tailler, for which felony he fled, and that Emery came on the morrow of 
the perpetration of the felony and sought to have the chattels delivered to 
him as his own, but the sheriff could not make delivery of them because 
the coroners of that town has seised them by reason of the felony ; whereupon 
the king ordered him to make inquiry in the presence of the coroners and 
bailiffs of that town by the oath of merchants and other men of that county 
and town whether or not the said tun and canvas belonged to Emery on the 
day of the commission of the felony, so that John had no share in them, and 
if so, how they were arrested among John's chattels ; and it is found by the 
inquisition made and returned into chancery that the tun and canvas 
were arrested because they were found among John's goods and chattels, 
as is aforesaid, and that they were Emery's property on the day of the 
commission of the felony, and that John had no share in them : the king 
therefore orders the sheriff to cause them to be delivered to Emery to 
make his advantage thereof, as shall seem best to him. 



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1304. 

June 14. 

Stirling. 



June 20. 
Stirling. 



June 20. 
Stirling. 



June 30. 
Stirling. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To Roger de Hales, coroner in Norfolk, and to Robert Hereward, 
sheriff of that county. Whereas Thomas de Sumerton, the elder, now 
deceased, was indicted for harbouring John son of Thomas de Sumerton 
and Stephen and Thomas, John's brothers, who were indicted of the 
death of William son of Walter Wacy and of burglary of the church of 
Wynterton and for goods stolen there, and who were taken and imprisoned 
at Norwich for that reason ; and the said coroner — although John, 
Stephen and Thomas were afterwards acquitted in the king's court before 
William de Ormesby and Fulk Baynard, justices appointed to deliver the 
aforesaid gaol, of the said death, burglary, theft, etc., as appears by the 
record and process of the justices, which the king has caused to come before 
him — seised into the king's hands the goods and chattels of Thomas, the 
elder, to the value of 50Z., by reason of the harbouring of John, Stephen and 
Thomas, as if Thomas, the elder, had been convicted of some felony, and 
has delivered the said goods and chattels, appraised at the value of 
211. 13s. 4</., as the coroner and sheriff have signified to the king, to the 
township of West Sumerton, to answer to the king in case they ought 
to pertain to him : wherefore the king, considering that the goods and 
chattels, if they were taken into his hands solely for this reason, ought 
not to be confiscated or in any way to pertain to him, ordered the coroner 
and sheriff many times to cause the goods and chattels to be levied from 
the aforesaid township, and to cause them to be delivered to Joan, late 
the wife of Thomas de Sumerton, the elder, and to John son of Thomas 
de Sumerton, executors of the will of the said Thomas, without any 
diminution for the execution of his will, or to certify the king of the 
reason why they would not or could not execute his order in this behalf 
sent to them at another time; and they have returned that they 
have caused 10Z. to be levied for the goods and chattels and have 
paid them to the executors, and that they have taken the cattle (averia) 
of the men of the township to the value of 11Z., for which they have 
not yet found buyers : the king orders them to cause the chattels to be 
appraised by the oath of men of that county, and to cause them to be 
delivered at such appraisement to the executors in part payment of the 
goods and chattels delivered by the coroner to the township. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Roger la Zusche, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger at 
his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the 
wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause the 
roof (cumulus) of the great tower in that castle to be made anew, and to 
cause the king's other houses in the castle to be repaired without delay. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause the aforesaid 
constable to have in that forest seventy oaks fit for timber with all their 
s trippings (escaetis) for the works aforesaid. 

By K on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

Thomas son of Nigel de Sedbergh, imprisoned at York for the death of 
Alan de Bramthwayt, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of York to bail him. 

Cecily, late the wife of William de Birstall, imprisoned at York for the 
death of the said William, whereof she is appealed, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail her. 



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1304. 
July 1. 
Stirling. 

June 30. 
Stirling. 



June 26. 
Stirling. 



June 30. 

Stirling. 



July 1. 

Stirling. 



June 30. 
Stirling, 



July 3. 
Stirling. 



Membrane 8 — co?it. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Turgys, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause forty cross-bowmen and forty 
carpenters to be chosen immediately upon sight of this order from the best 
and strongest in his bailiwick, and to send them by Philip de Moreteyn, 
the king's yeoman, to the castle of Stryvelyn. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of York. Like order to choose 
forty cross-bowmen, etc., in that city. 

Nicholas son of Adam de Bradeford, imprisoned at York for the death 
of Thomas le Walker, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of York to bail him. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of John de Trailly, tenant in 
chief, as she has taken oath* before the king that she will not marry with- 
out his licence. 

To the same. Order to l deliver to Alice, late the wife of John de 
Trailly, tenant in chief, the manor of Ravenesden, co. Bedford, which he 
has taken into the king's hands by reason of John's death, and to restore 
to her the issues received thence by him, as the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John and Alice held the manor 
jointly of the gift of Eleanor de Trailly to John and Alice and their joint 
heirs of their bodies, to hold of Edmund Gacelyn by homage and service. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William de la Bare of Ellewyk, who is 
incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Isabel, late the wife of John Daubeny, tenant in chief, 8 \ acres of land, 
which are extended at 2s. lOd. yearly, to wit 4d. an acre, and two acres of 
meadow, which are extended at 4s. yearly, to wit 2s. an acre, which the 
king has assigned to her of the 20 acres of land and seven acres of meadow 
in La Kyngesham, co. Gloucester, which John demised to Master William 
de Apperleye until Michaelmas next for 40 marks, with provision that if 
John did not acquit the said lands of the 40 marks, the lands should 
remain to William and his heirs, which lands the king caused to be taken 
into his hands by reason of the minority of John's heir because the king 
ought not to lose his wardship by such demise. 

To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately — at the complaint 
of Eustace Malherbe, burgess and merchant of Staunford, suggesting that 
he had sent a ship of his laden with corn and other his wares by certain 
of his mariners and servants to Brabant to trade there, and certain men 
of Caunfer and of Cach* in Zeeland entered the ship by force and arms, 
and took and carried away from his mariners and servants the said ship 
and the corn and wares, to the value of 1701. sterling — requested Guy, son 
of Sir G. count of Flanders, to cause restitution and amends for the 
trespass to be made to Eustace without delay, so that it should not behove 
the king to provide Eustace with another remedy ; and Guy has failed to 
do justice in this matter to Eustace, although he has been often requested, 
as appears to the king by the letters of divers merchants of his JPealm and 
elsewhere sealed with their seals ; whereupon the king ordered the bailiffs 



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of Boston to cause all goods and wares of the merchants of Zeeland 
within their bailiwick to be arrested to the value of 1101. aforesaid, and 
to cause them to be kept safely until Eustace be satisfied for his ship, 
corn and wares, or for their value, and for his damages in this behalf, or 
until otherwise ordered, and to certify the king of their proceedings ; and 
they have returned that they have caused a ship of William son of 
Master William, merchant of Zeeland, appraised at 100s., and a ship of 
William son of the said William, merchant of the said parts, likewise 
appraised at 100s., to be arrested by virtue of the said order : the king, 
wishing to aid Eustace with a suitable remedy, orders them to cause the 
ships to be delivered to Eustace at the aforesaid price without delay, 
and to cause goods and wares of merchants of Zeeland, Holland and 
Friesland within their bailiwick to be arrested to the value of 160Z., the 
remainder of the aforesaid sum, and to cause Eustace to be satisfied for 
the said 160L and for the trespass and for his damages. 

July 3. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 

Stirling. w j 10 SU ppii es hig pl ace . Order to cause William Merre, bailiff of Queen 

Margaret at Marlebergh and Sevenhampton, to have in the forest of 

Savernak sixty oaks fit for timber for the repair of the houses within the 

castle of Marlebergh and the manor of Sevenhampton, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

July 6. To A. bishop of Durham or to his vice-gerent. Order to deliver to the 

Stirling. abbot and convent of Kelshou the fishery of Wodhorn, which they held 
long before the war in Scotland and which is in the king's hands by reason 
of the war, as they have been long and are now at the king's peace. 

By p.s. 



Membrane 8 — Schedule. 

Estreats of the amercements, fines and issues forfeited before W. de 
Ormesby, the king's justice at Durham , from, the Nativity of St. Mary, in the 
thirtieth year of King Edward, the son of King Henry, until the quinzaine of 
the Purification of St. Mary following. 

From Balph the cook of Morton, William son of John Bere, William 
Knyght and John de Morton because they had not Anthony, bishop of 
Durham, whom they had mainperned, 40s. 

From John Burdoun for a false claim against John de Colecestre on a 
plea of trespass, 20d. 

From John de Edmundesley for many defaults, 40d. 

From Gilbert de Edmundesley, Roger of the same, William of the 
same and Ralph Stel because they did not have the said John, half a 
mark. 

From John Borel, Henry le M&reschal, Richard the forester and 
William de Hebern because they did not have Peter de Boulton, half a 
mark. 

From John Borel, Henry le Mareschal, Richard the forester and William 
de Hebern because they did not have the aforesaid Peter, half a mark. 

From William Dod, William of the {del) Rydding, Thomas the clerk of 
Wottoti and John Borel because they did not have Hugh de Bycheburn, 
half a mark. 

EVom John de Neubiggyng, Laurence le Serjaunt of Wotton, William 
of the Rydingg and Hugh de Bycheburn because they did not have 
William Dod, coroner, half a mark. 



154 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1304. Membrane 8 — Schedule — cont. 

Prom Walter de Bermeton for many defaults, 406'. 

From Richard de Cassop, for himself and his pledges, because he did 
not prosecute against Robert de Hilton on a plea of trespass, half a mark. 

From Roger Ber and John de Maynesford because they did not have 
Robert Panhorn, 4(M. 

From Robert le Seler, William Gille, Peter del Brok and German the 
forester because they did not have Peter de Boulton, half a mark. 

From Richard de Beryton and Richard Scot because they did not have 
William son of Goderobynessone, half a mark. 

From Ralph Deye of Wermowe, for him and his pledges, because he 
did not prosecute against John de Creppingg and others in a plea of 
trespass, half a mark. 

From Walter de Bermeton for many defaults, 20s. 

From the same Walter for the like, half a mark. 

From Roger de Essh for the like, 100s. 

From John Bretoun for the like, half a mark. 

From Robert de Haukeshurst for the like, 40^. 

From Peter de Boulton for the like, 20'J. 

From Robert de Bynecestr[ia] for a false claim against William de 
Grenewell and William de Houeden, 40d. 

From Hugh le Fisher, for himself and his pledges, because he did not 
prosecute against William de Foxcotes in a plea of trespass, 40<i 

From Henry Tholy for a false claim against John son of Peter, 20c?. 

From Robert de Hilton for many defaults, 101. 

From John son of John Jevousdy of Jarum, for himself and his pledges, 
because he did not prosecute against the aforesaid Robert, 10s. 

From Thomas Chaunceler of Cambhous, for himself and his pledges, 
because he did not prosecute against the aforesaid Robert, 10s. 

From Warin de Fannes, for himself and his pledges, because he did 
not prosecute against Walter de Bermeton, 1 mark. 

From Robert Panhorn for many defaults, iOd. 

From Adam de Sutton, for himself and his pledges, because he did not 
prosecute against Walter de Bermeton, 40</. 

From Thomas de Anford for a false claim against Peter de Boulton, 20d. 

From Alan de Blakelawe for a false claim against William Dod, 20d. 

York. — From John de Graham of York for a false claim against 
William de Rue, half a mark. 

From William le Mareschal for a false claim against Walter de 
Bermeton, 20d. 

From William de Neubigginge, for himself and his pledges, because he 
did not prosecute against John de Saundon, half a mark. 

From Robert Godknave of Derlington, Philip de Bondegate, Henry 
Wyth and John Fysh of Cokerton because they did not have Anthony, 
bishop of Durham, 2 marks. 

From Thomas Spir of Corneford, John son of John of the same, Walter 
son of William of the same and Robert de Gysebourn because they did 
not have the said bishop, 2 marks. 

From Thomas de Lythum for a false claim against Walter de 
Brafferton, 6cf. 

From Richard son of Elias for the like, against the same, 6d. 

From Geoffrey de Ludworth for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Adam Maudeleyn for the like against the same, 6d. 

From John le Taillur for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Roger de Stanhop for the like against the same, 6'/. 

From William Maymond for the like against the same, 6d. 



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From Alan Jalet for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Robert Potageur for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Thomas de Stokton for the like against the same, 6</. 

From Adam le Tournour for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Robert de Lythum for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Peter Dragon for the like against the same, 6J. 

From Richard Bonche for the like against the same, 6(/. 

From Robert de Cove for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Roger Neumuster for the like against the same, 6i/. 

From Henry de Wolveston for the like against the same, 6</. 

From Roger de Corbrigge for the like against the same, 6r/. 

From Robert de Miton for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Richard le Porcher for the like against the same, 6d. 

From Alan del Gerner for the like against the same, Gd. 

From Robert Elwald for the like against the same, Gd. 

From Simon Kance for the like against the same, Gd. 

From Robert de Exildham for the like against the same, Gd. 

From John son of Gilbert del Celer for the like against the same, Gd. 

From Alan de Blakelawe for a false claim against Walter de Bermeton, 
12cL 

From the said Alan for the like against the same, 12d. 

From the said Alan for the like against the same, 12d. 

From William Warde of Neuton for a false claim against William de 
Sancto Botulpho, 40d. 

From Alan de Blakelawe because he did not prosecute against Hugh de 
Fisheburn of a plea of trespass, 12d, 

From Hugh le Fisher because he did not prosecute against Walter de 
Bermeton ; Thomas de Eggesclive and Alan de Tesdale, his pledges, half 
a mark. 

From the same Hugh because he did not prosecute against William 
Besing ; Thomas de Eggesclive and Alan de Tesdale, his pledges, iOd. 

From Thomas de Haghthorn because he did not prosecute Thomas de 
Holom and William de Hoton, his pledges, half a mark. 

From Adam de Corbrigg because he did not prosecute against Richard 
Lamberd, 12d. 

From John Geldesone because he did not prosecute Ralph le Mouner 
and Hugh de Werdale, his pledges, 12d. 

From William de Brakenbury because he did not prosecute Thomas 
de Eggesclive and Alan de Tesdale, his pledges, 1 mark. 

From Hugh le Procuratur because he did not prosecute Richard the 
forester and Theobald de Fisheburn, his pledges, half a mark. 

From Simon de la More because he did not prosecute Geoffrey de 
Melton and Thomas de Melton, his pledges, half a mark. 

From Andrew le Fynour because he did not prosecute John Leder and 
John de Sheles, his pledges, iOd. 

From Robert Elwald of Remyngton because he did not prosecute 
Alan, his father, and Francis de Jarum, his pledges, i.0d. 

From Peter de Herdwyk because he did not prosecute Henry de 
Essewell and Robert le Loverdessone, his pledges, 10s. 

From Thomas de Thurstanton because he did not prosecute Geoffrey 
Borel of Thurston and Ralph de Shotton, his pledges, 2s. 

From Ralph de Langeton, illuminator (lumynour) for a false claim 
against John Whitwyn, 12d. 

From William Calfhird of Durham because he did not prosecute 
against Hugh de Wherindon, Gd. 



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From the said William for the like against the same, M. 

From Richard de Byry, merchant, because he did not prosecute 
Ingelram le Cuper and Richard the smith, his pledges, 40d. 

From Humphrey de Turs because he did not prosecute John le Coiners 
and William Frere of Aukland, his pledges, 40d. 

From Walter Smeke of Great Lomelay because de did not prosecute 
against Gilbert Ranald, 12d. 

From Robert Elwald because he did not prosecute John Borel and 
Thomas le Mouner, his pledges, 40</. 

From John Borel because he did not prosecute Thomas le Mouner and 
Robert Elwald, his pledges, 20d. 

From Robert de Hoton of Brenhous because he did not prosecute 
Peter de Bridelington and Alan de Elvethall, his pledges, 12d. 

From Thomas le Mouner because he did not prosecute John Borel and 
Robert Elwald, his pledges, 40d. 

From Geoffrey de Byrys and Christiana, his wife, because they did 
not prosecute Thomas de Wessington and Thomas Skakelok, their 
pledges, 20d. 

From Isabel, late the wife of Hugh de Ludworth, because she did not 
prosecute Walter son of Richard de Ludworth and Walter son of William 
of the same, her pledges, 4CM. 

From William the skinner, John son of Peter, Robert le Porter, and 
John de Bokyngfeld because they did not have Peter de Morpath, half a 
mark. 

From Master Simon de Cravene, dean of Langcestre, for an unjust 
detention against Jolanus de Bradeley, 20s. 

From Robert de Stubyly for the like against the same, £ a mark. 

From John Kiswys for the like against the same, 4(M. 

From Richard de Merley and Ada, his wife, for a false claim against 
Agnes late the wife of William de Laton, AOd. 

From Adam Snart of Durham because he did not prosecute against 
Gilbert the goldsmith of the same, 20d. 

From William de Wodeshende for himself and his pledges, to wit 
Henry de Lomeleye and Peter of the same, because he did not prosecute, 
3s. 

From Hugh de Grendale, for himself and his pledges, to wit Jolanus 
de Bradeley and John de Alingshels, because he did not prosecute, 3s. 

From Adam son of William de Cheswyk for a false claim against 
Thomas de Raby, 20d. 

From Elias Scot of Hemmyngton for a disseisin made upon Robert 
Wakelyn, 2s. 

From the same for a false claim against Roger de la More, 2s. 

From William Basset for a disseisin made against Henry de Lomeley 
and Joan, his wife, 4(W. 

From Hugh de Saundon and Isabel, his wife, for the like, 1 mark. 

From Ralph Basset for the like, 12d. 

From Roger le White for the like, 12d. 

From Nicholas son of Peter for the like, 12d. 

From Peter Godred for the like, 2s. 

From Adam Kaa for the like, 20d. 

From Richard son of Thomas for the like, 20d. 

From Roger son of Reginald for the like, 4(M. 

From William de Bydyk for the like, half a mark. 

From Robert de Chilton for the like, 40rf. 

From John de Maydenstanes and Isfabel], his wife, because they did 
not prosecute against Anthony, bishop of Durham, and others, 4(W, 



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From Cecily daughter of Hugh de Cletham for a false claim against 
John de Abbrewyk, and others, 12d. 

Baron. — From Anthony, bishop of Durham, for a disseisin made 
against J. son of Marmaduke. 

From Master William de Sancto Botulpho for the like, 100s. 
From Walter de Bermeton for a disseisin made upon John son of 
Marmaduke, 40d. 

From the same Walter for a disseisin made against John de Amondevill, 
40d. 

From Richard le Porter for the like, 20d. 

From John de Amondevill for a false claim against Anthony, bishop of 
Durham, and others, 40c?. 

From John de Brumpton, 'serjaunt,' for a disseisin made against 
Gilbert le Raper, 20d. 

From the same Gilbert for a false claim against John de Heburn, 
20d. 

From Robert son of Peter Pench for a false claim against Peter le 
Mareis and others, 40d. 

Baron. — From Anthony, bishop of Durham, for a disseisin made 
against John de Aleynsheles. 

From Walter de Bermeton for the like, 40c/. 
From Roger Kay for the like, 12d. 

From Roger de Sutton, baker, for himself and his pledges, to wit Ralph 
de Carsop and Geoffrey le Barber, 3s. 

From William de Medmesley, for himself and his pledges, to wit Hugh 
de Stonland and Adam del Riddyng, 40d. 

From Adam Bullok and Emma, his wife, and Christiana, her sister, 
because they did not prosecute, 20d. 

From Robert de Neubigginge and John de Neubiggyngge, because they 
did not have Robert son of Robert de Neubigginge in the assize of novel 
disseisin against William de Neubiggingge, 40d. 

From the said Robert son of Robert for a diseissin made upon William 
de Neubiggingge, 40d. 

From William de Grenewell for the like, 40c/. 
From William de A^eland for the like, iod. 
From Walter de Bermeton for the like, half a mark. 
From William de Neubiggingge for a false claim against Anthony, bishop 
of Durham, 2s. 

From Master William de Sancto Botulpho for a disseisin made upon 
Peter de Crok, half a mark. 

From Walter de Bermeton for the like, 40d. 
From John le Spicer of Durham for the like, half a mark. 
From Peter de Crok for a false claim against the bishop of Durham, 2s. 
From Roger de Claxton,.for himself and his pledges, because he did not 
prosecute, 2s. 

From John, servant of Roger de Essh, for a trespass committed upon 
William Basset, I2d. 
From the same William for a false claim against Roger de Essh, 20d. 
From Richard de Merley for a trespass committed against John 
Hankyn, half a mark. 

From Gregory de Norton for the like, 12d. 
From John de Maydenestanes for the like, 12d. 
From Peter de Crok for a false claim against John Bretoun, 2s. 
From Master William de Sancto Botulpho for a trespass committed 
upon the prior of Durham, 100*. 



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Baron,— From the same prior for a false claim against Roger de Essh. 
Baron. — From the same prior for a false claim against Ralph son of 
William and others. 

York. — From John de Graham of York for a false claim against John 
de Saundon and others, 20s. 

Baron. — From the prior of Durham for a false claim against Master 
William de Sancto Botulpho. 

From Thomas de Hawethorn, chaplain, for himself and his pledges, to 
wit, Thomas son of Ranfulph] de Comeford and William de Wymelesdon, 
because he did not prosecute against Master William de Sancto Botulpho 
and others, 40d. 

From Avelina, late the wife of Robert de Thorp, for a false claim 
against Master William de Sancto Botulpho, 6d. 

From John le Gynnour because he did not prosecute Ralph de Warsop 
and Gilbert the goldsmith, his pledges, 40d. 

From William de Aselakeby for a disseisin committed upon Margaret, 
late the wife of Eustace de Eggesclive, 10s. 

From Stephen the cook of Eggesclive for the like, 2s. 

From Walter son of Gervase for the like, 20d. 

From Richard Pacok for the like, 20d. 

From Gregory de Elton for the like, 20d. 

From Robert son of Gregory de Aslakby for the like, 20^. 

From William de Aslakby for a disseisin committed upon John son of 
John de Eggesclive, half a mark. 

From Alan de Bryniston and Agnes, his wife, for a disseisin made upon 
Cecily, daughter of Ralph de Hawethorn of Hertepol, 2s. 

From the same for a false claim against Stephen de Hawethorn, 12d. 

From Eustace the butcher (carnifice) and Robert de Wolveston, because 
they did not have Henry le Blower of Hertepol and Maud, his wife, whom 
they mainperned, half a mark. 

From Cecily de Thorp for a false claim against Andrew de Bruntoft 
and others, half a mark. 

From Joan, late the wife of Geoffrey de Marroyl, for herself and his 
pledges, to wit Adam de Marroil and Thomas, his brother, because he did 
not prosecute against John de Caynfcjrd, chaplain, half a mark. 

From Stephen Gilet, for himself and his pledges, to wit John de 
Aslakeby and Henry Bere, because he did not prosecute against William 
de Aslakeby and others, half a mark. 

From Simon son of Jordan Russel of a fine for the ransom for a disseisin 
made with force and arms against John de Thork, 40s. 

From Ralph son of William and Thomas de Hoghton because he did 
not have John the reeve, whom he had mainperned, half a mark. 

From John the reeve of Lange Neuton and Robert son of Roger of the 
same because they did not have Anthony, bishop of Durham, 1 mark. 

York. — From John de Creppinges for a fine for his ransom for a trespass 
committed upon Geoffrey de Hertelpol, 40s. 

From William son of Nicholas de Cokeshou for a false claim against 
Walter de Roubiry and others, iOd. 

From Adam Hadcrou and Alice, his wife, Cecily, daughter of Hugh de 
Caldham, and William, the servant of Walter de Roubiry, for unjust 
detention against Master Richard de Cokeshou, 2s. 

From the same Master Richard for a false claim against Walter de 
Roubiry and others, half a mark. 

From Jordan de Galewey because he did not prosecute John de 
Bishopton and Ralph son of Adam de Shyneclive, his pledge, half a 
mark. 



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From Walter de Thoresby because he did not come, 12c/. 

From William son of Peter for the same, 12c?. 

From Hugh de Blakwell for the same, 20c/. 

From Kobert Brune for the same, 12c/. 

From Alan Streitstirop for the same, 20c/. 

From William de Cassop for the same, 12c/. 

From Thomas de Baby for the same, 20c/. 

From William de Lange Neuton for the same, 20c/. 

From Peter jSkakelok for the same, 12c?. 

From Hugh de Stittenham for the same, 126?. 

From Guy the baker for the same, 12c/. 

From Peter de Bridelington for the same, 12c/. 

From Roger de Carleton for the same, 12c?. 

From Thomas de Herle for the same, 12c/. 

From Peter de Lomely for the same, 12c/. 

From Reginald de Lud worth for the same, 12c?. 

From William son of Benedict de Derlington for the same, 20c/. 

From William de Grendon for the same, 6c/. 

From Walter Oter for the same, 12c/. 

From Boger le Chaundeler for the same, 12c/. 

From William de Rydding for the same, 12c/. 

From Roger de Birden for the same, 12c/. 

From John the cook of Estraynton for the same, 20c/. 
, From Alexander de Seton for the same, 1 2d. 

From Robert Page of Essewell for the same, 20c/. 

From Reginald de Ludworth for the same, 12c/. 

From Walter son of Roger of the same for the same, 20</. 

From Hugh de Totenhou for the same, 12c/. 

From William de Holum for the same, 20c/. 

From Gilbert de Heworth for the same, 40c/. 

From John son of Walter de Brafferton for the same, 20c/. 

From Theobald le Mercer for the same, 6d. 

From Peter Skakelok for the same, 6c/. 

From Walter de Stocton for the same, 6c/. 

From Robert de Brandon for the same, 6d. 

From Walter de Stokton for the same, 6d. 

From Robert de Elmilande for the same, 12c/. 

From John Undershirde for the same, 12c/. 

From Stephen Brasse for the same, 12c?. 

From Henry Curtays for the same, 12c?. 

From Walter de Stokton for the same, 6d. 

From Richard de Biry for the same, 12c?. 
. From John son of Ralph de Maynesford for the same, 12c/. 

From William de Kilverby for the same, 12c/. 

From Stephen Brasse for the same, 6c/. 

From Robert de Calwerley for the same, 6c/. 

From John Stille for the same, 12c/. 

From Robert de Mundevill for the same, 12c/. 

From Thomas de Corbrigg for the same, 12c/. 

From Adam de Sessinghop for the same, 6c?. 

From Adam de Satley for the same, 6d. 

From Ralph de Faushide for the same, 12c/. 

MEMBRANE 7. 
July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Ralph 

Stirling. fle Hardredeshull to be acquitted of 13/. Is, 6c/. yearly from 7 February, 



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July 10. 
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July 9. 
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in the twenty-ninth year of the reign, for the wardship of two parts of 
the manor of Wermyngham, which belonged to Warin de Meynwaryn, 
deceased, tenant in chief, which the king, on 7 February, in the eighteenth 
year of his reign, committed to Ealph during the minority of Warin's 
heirs, at which sum the two parts are extended, as the king, on 
7 February, in the 29th year, granted to Edward, prince of Wales, the 
county of Chester, with all debts due to the king therein on that day, 
and ordered the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of the exchequer 
for all debts due to the king on that day irr that county, and to cause 
estreats thereof to be made and to be delivered to the attorneys of the 
prince in order to levy them for his use, provided that the aforesaid debt 
is contained in the said estreats. 

Roger de Eystenby, imprisoned at Rypon for the death of Thomas 
Noel, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail 
him. 

To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the lands that Alice du Lund held at her 
death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that she 
held no lands at her death of the king by reason whereof the wardship of 
her lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause Philip de Everdon, keeper of the 
king's manor of Silveston, to have in the king's Hay of Hanle, which is 
within the bounds of the forest of Whittlewode, six oaks fit for timber for 
the repair of the king's houses within the manor and of a weir there. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the keeper of the king's park of Pederton. Order to cause the 
sheriff of Somerset to have in that park six oaks fit for timber to repair 
the houses of the king's gaol of Sumerton. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Bertus Penuchinus, Stoldus de Friscobaldis, Coppus Cotenne and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Friscobaldi of Florence. Order to 
have in chancery at York on Saturday next the 111L 10*. Od. that the king 
ordered them to pay— out of the 2,500 marks that they ought to have paid 
by the king's order to John de Lysto, citizen of Bayonne, in full payment 
of the debts due to John and his fellow-citizens by the letters of Henry 
de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, lately supplying the king's place in the duchy 
aforesaid — to William de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino and 
certain of their fellows, citizens of Bayonne, in full satisfaction for 500Z. 
granted to them by the king in aid of their costs and expenses incurred 
in a prosecution in the king's name against William de Saut, sometime 
citizen of Bayonne, deceased, for his goods and chattels adjudged to the 
king, notwithstanding the aforesaid order, in order that the money may 
be paid to William de Sancto Paulo and Arnald, or one of them, for the 
use of them and their fellows, in the presence of Master William de 
Grenefeld, the king's chancellor. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
cause to be paid immediately upon sight hereof to William de Donecastrfia], 
citizen of Chester, 147J. 6s. Od. in which the king is indebted to him for 
wines bought from him by William Trente, the king's butler, for the 
expenses of the king's household in the thirty-first year of his reign, 
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made between him and the butler concerning the receipt of the wine, and 
to send the letters patent and tallies to the exchequer of England. The 
king wills that the said treasurer shall be discharged of this sum in his 
account at the exchequer of England, and that John de Drokenesford, 
keeper of the king's wardrobe, shall be charged with it, in accordance with 
the tenor of another order of the king sent to the said treasurer and barons. 
By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

July 12. To the bailiffs of the bishop of Norwich and of Robert de Monte Alto 

Stirling. an fl William de Carleton at Lenne. Whereas the king lately, at the 
prosecution of Ralph Gedge and John de Pycheford, burgesses and 
merchants of Scardeburgh — suggesting that two ships with the goods 
and chattels in them, to the value of 200Z., were driven by contrary winds 
to the port of Northbern within the land and power of the king of 
Norway, and were unjustly arrested by Erling {Relewf) Hildessone, the 
said king's bailiff, at Njorthbern, and were detained from them — requested 
the king of Norway by his letters to cause the ships and goods and 
chattels to be restored to the said merchants, and to cause justice to 
be done to them in this matter ; and afterwards, because the said king 
had done nothing, but had wholly failed to do justice to them, as the king 
learned from their complaint and by the letters patent of his men of 
Scardeburgh sealed with their seal, the king ordered the bailiffs of Boston 
to arrest goods and wares of the men and merchants of the land and 
power of the said king to the value of 100Z., and ordered the said bailiffs 
of Lenne to arrest goods and wares of men and merchants of the land or 
power of the said king to the value of another 100Z., and to cause them 
to be kept safely until further orders, and to certify the king of their 
proceedings in this matter and of the value of the goods arrested ; and 
the bailiffs of Lenne have signified that they have arrested in that 
town by virtue of the said order goods and wares of men and 
merchants of the land and power of the king of Norway in divers ships 
to the value of 100Z., to wit boards (bor<r), fish, and roof- timbers 
(cheverones), which they have in their custody : the king, wishing to aid his 
said merchants as to the recovery of their debts aforesaid so far as he can 
with justice, orders them to cause the goods and wares to be appraised by 
the oath of merchants and others of that town in the presence of the said 
merchants of Norway, if they wish to be present, and to cause them to be 
delivered thus appraised to Ralph and John to the value of 100L, in part 
payment of the 200Z. aforesaid, certifying the king before St. [Peter] ad 
Vincula next under their seals. 

July 1, To Ralph de Sandwyco, constable of the Tower of London. Whereas 

Stirling. the king lately appointed divers citizens of Bayonne in various ports of 
his realm to receive in the name of the citizens of that city the custom of 
wools, hides and wool-fells granted by him to the citizens of that city 
until they should be satisfied for divers debts due to them from him by 
the letters of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, lately supplying his place in 
the duchy [of Aquitaine], and the citizens thus appointed have bound 
themselves by their letters patent to pay all the money received by them 
in Ihe said ports to the aforesaid citizens of Bayonne, under pain of 
delivery of their bodies to prison, as the king is given to understand by 
John de Lysto, citizen of that city, proctor of the citizens sent by them 
to England to account with the aforesaid receivers : the king orders the 
constable to cause to be arrested the bodies of the receivers aforesaid who 
remained in arrear after the account between John and them concerning 
the money received by them, of whose names John will certify him, and 

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to cause them to be kept safely until they shall have made satisfaction for 
the arrears aforesaid, as the constable shall deem fit according to the tenor 
of the letters patent of the said receivers to be shown to him by John. 

To Gilbert Flemang and Thomas de Frismarisco, collectors of the new 
custom of wool, hides, wool-fells, hides, and of 3d. on each pound of 
smallwares (ad libram cujuslibet averii po?ideris) at Newcastle- on -Tyne. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the custom, as the king has 
appointed by his letters patent Nicholas de Karlio[lo] and Thomas son of 
Hugh de Karliolo in their place to collect and levy the custom during his 
pleasure, and order to deliver to them by indenture the two seals lately 
appointed for the said custom. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Whereas the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff of York that Thomas son of Roger 
Petywylle of Scardeburgh, adhering to the Scotch enemies of the king, 
was slain in the first conflict between the king and the Scots at Berewyk- 
on-Tweed as an enemy and rebel, and that he held at his death a messuage 
in Scardeburgh of the prior of Malton by the service of 6s. 8d. yearly, 
which messuage was taken into the king's hands by the sheriff by reason 
of Thomas's forfeiture aforesaid, and is still in the king's hands, and that 
the service aforesaid was withdrawn from the prior from the time of the 
taking of the messuage into the king's hands : the king orders the bailiffs 
to cause the prior to have the said 6s. 8d. yearly, with the arrears of the 
same from the day when Thomas was thus slain and the messuage came 
to the king's hands. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause dower to be assigned to Agnes, late the wife of Richard le Archer, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence, in the presence of Richard, son and heir of Richard, if he 
choose to attend. 

To the bailiffs of John de Britann[ia], count of Britanny, at Boston. 
Whereas the king at the complaint of Reymund de la Brouwe, citizen of 
London,— suggesting that Nicholas son of Nicholas and Peter Caleward 
and certain other malefactors of Lombardy, stole and carried away by force 
of arms in Flanders from a ship of Pevenese, which was taking the bales to 
England to the port of Sandwich, from Reymund's men and servants 
appointed for the custody of the said goods four bales (balas) of red tawed 
leather (corei aluti), spices, and other small things, to the value of 1002. 
sterling and over, that had been bought for the king's use in parts beyond 
sea by Reymund — requested Philip, son of Guy, count of Flanders, Chieti 
(Thieat 1 ) and Loretto, a short time since to compel Nicholas and Peter 
and the other malefactors to make restitution of the goods aforesaid, or to 
make satisfaction for their estimated value to him who prosecuted this 
matter before the count in the name of the king and the said merchant ; 
and it now appears by the inspection of the letters patent of the echevins 
and consuls of the five good towns of Flanders that were shown before the 
king under the common seal of the town of Bruges that the echevins and 
consuls condemned Nicholas and Peter and the other malefactors in 
&85L Is. Qd. of Paris, at which sum the goods were appraised, and likewise 
in 121. of the same money for the expenses of Reymund in this matter, 
to be paid to Reymund, and they also decreed that the men of the 
said (sic) towns of Lombardy should satisfy Reymund for this sum with- 
out delay ; and because the echevins and consuls deferred putting this 
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count to cause Reymund or his attorney to be satisfied for these sums 
without delay in accordance with the decree aforesaid, lest it should 
behove the king to provide Reymund with another remedy for lack of 
justice; in which matter nothing has been done, although Reymund's 
attorney prosecuted the matter as much as he could, as the king learns 
from the renewed complaint of Reymund : the king, wishing to provide for 
his own indemnity and for that of Reymund, orders the bailiffs to cause 
goods and wares of merchants of Flanders who are not of the fealty or 
friendship of the king of France to be arrested to the value of the sums 
thus adjudged to Reymund, as far as it can be done to the least damage of 
the merchants, and to cause the goods to be kept safely until Raymund be 
satisfied for the aforesaid sums, certifying the king of their proceedings. 

July 21. William de Wabrunne and William son of Robert le Palefreyman, 

Stirling. imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Thomas Mayn of Wabrunne, 
wherewith he isjeharged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail 
him. 

To Roger de Hegham, Walter de Gloucestr[ia], and John de Sandale, 
appointed to assess the king's tallage in the cities, boroughs and his other 
demesnes in co. Middlesex. Order to cause the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England and his men to be acquitted of the 
tallage in their lands in that county acquired by the Hospital before the 
making of the charters of the king's progenitors acquitting them of tallage, 
which charters the king has confirmed. 

July 20. To John de London [ia], constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to 

Stirling. cause the abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster, to have eight bucks for the 
present year and seven that are in arrear to him for the thirtieth year of 
the king's reign and eight that are in arrear for the thirty-first year, 
unless he have already had them by other orders of the king, in 
accordance with the late king's grant by his charter, which the king has 
confirmed, to God and the church of St. Peter and the abbot of Westminster 
of eight bucks yearly, to be taken in the forest of Wyndesore at the king's cost 
by the hands of the constable of the castle, and to be carried by him to 
Westminster on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, so that they who carry 
the venison thither shall make two (nieneias) yearly before the 

great altar of St. Peter in that church. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Master John de Everdon, 

Stirling. dean of St. Peter's church, Wolvernehampton, to have seisin of a messuage 
and a toft in Codeshale, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the messuage and toft, which Nicholas 'in the Hale/ who was 
outlawed for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a 
day, and that Nicholas held them of John, and that the township of 
Codeshale has had the king's year, day and waste thereof, for which it 
ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause the said John to have seisin 
of five acres of land that Henry son of Henry atte Hethe of Hatherdon, 
who was outlawed for felony, held, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Henry held the land of John, and that the 
township of Hatherdon has had the king's year, day and waste thereof, 
for which it ought to answer to the king. 

July 20. To William Haward, one of the justices of the Bench. Whereas Maud, 

Stirling. late the wife of Robert son of John de Thorp, holds the manor of 

Sharpenoue, co. Bedford, for her life, and John de Thorp, son and heir 



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of Robert, to whom the manor ought to revert after her death, has 
granted before William and his fellows the manor to George de 
Thorp and Elizabeth, his wife, to hold to them and to George's heirs; the 
king, at the request of George, who is staying with him in his service in 
Scotland," has given to William power to receive the acknowledgment of 
Maud due to George and Elizabeth in this behalf, and orders him to 
receive the acknowledgment in due form, as has been usual in the like 
case. By p.s. 

July 28. To Master Richard de Havering', escheator this side Trent. Order to 
Stirling. deliver to Margaret, late the wife of John de Walton, tenant in chief, the 
following lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a third 
of two parts of a messuage in Masham, co. York, which two parts 
are extended at 5s. yearly ; a third of two carucates in the same town, 
which two carucates are extended at U. 5s. Ad., to wit each carucate at 
42s. Sd. ; a third of twenty acres of meadow in the same town, which are 
extended at 50s., to wit each acre at 2s. 6d.; a third of two parts of two 
water-mills in the same town, which are extended at 81. 13s. 4d. ; a third 
of two parts of a fuller's mill in the same town, which two parts are 
are extended at 16s. 5d. yearly ; a third of 181. of yearly rent in 
the same town ; a third of a close containing 24 acres of meadow 
in Leghton, in the same county, which is extended at 60s. yearly, to 
wit each acre at 2s. 6d. ; a third of divers pastures in minute parcels 
in that town, the agistment whereof is extended at 12d. yearly ; a third 
of a pasture in Suth Leghton, in the same county, which pasture is 
extended at 2s. yearly. 

Vacated, because the writ was restored, and it is otherwise in the appended 
schedule. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Like order to 
deliver to the said Margaret a toft in Waltham, co. Lincoln, which is 
extended at 12d. yearly, and 101. of yearly rent in that town and in 
Bernolby and Wade, in the same county, to be received from certain free 
tenants there. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Margaret certain lands in 
Northpikenham, co. Norfolk, which were taken into the king's hands by 
reason of John's death, and to restore to her the issues received thence, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John and 
Margaret were jointly enfeoffed thereof by Mary de Nevill, to have to 
them and to the joint heirs of their bodies, and that they held the lands 
jointly at John's death, and that the lands are held of John de Britannia, 
earl of Richmond, by the service of one knight's fee. 

July 30. Gilbert de Cors, imprisoned at Gloucester for the death of Robert 
Stirling. Selewyk, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Gloucester 
to bail him until the first assize. 



Membrane 7 — Schedules. 

Brevia de warantia dierum. 

March 21. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put William de Harpeden 

St. Andrews, in default for not appearing on Tuesday the morrow of St. Martin in the 

suit before them between Henry son of William de Kendale and him 

concerning a trespass committed upon Henry by William, as he was in 

the king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the information of W, bishop of Coventry and 
Jjichfield t 



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1304. 

May 23. 

Stirling. 



May 10. 
Stirling. 



June 1. 
Stirling. 



June 10. 
Stirling. 



June 19. 
Stirling. 



Sept. 28. 
Darlington. 



Oct. 6. 

Newburgh, 



Oct. 11. 
Birdsall. 



Oct. 11. 

Birdsall. 



Membrane 7 — Schedules — cont. 
To Hervey de Staunton and Eoger de Suth[am]t[ona], appointed to take 
assizes in co. Dorset. Order not to put John son of Richard de Veer of 
Stottecombe in default for not appearing before them on Friday after 
Whitsuntide at the assize of mort d'ancestor arramed before them by 
Peter de Pokeswell against him concerning a messuage, two virgates of 
land, 64 acres of meadow, except 5 acres, in Wotton Ver and Simondesborg, 
as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. [4529.] 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Hugh de Curtenay in 
default for not appearing on Sunday the octaves of St. Hilary and on 
Sunday the quinzaine of Easter in the suit before them between Mabel, 
late the wife of John de Langeford, demandant, and William de Medburn, 
deforciant, concerning her dower in Langeford, concerning which William 
vouched him to warranty against Mabel, as he was in the king's service 
by his order on that day. By p.s. [4483.] 

To the same. Order not to put Aymer de Valencia in default for not 
appearing on Sunday after St. Mark in the suit before them between 
Aymer and John le Fychere concerning a trespass committed upon Aymer 
by John, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to put Robert son of Peter de Lekeburn in 
default because he did not appear on Monday before the Ascension in the 
suit before them between John de Hanlay and him, that Robert should 
render to John the wardship of the land and heir of Alan de Conyngesholm, 
as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to put Thomas de Chaucumbe in default 
because he did not appear on Monday, the morrow of the octaves of the 
Purification, in the suit before them between John de Hemyngton, 
demandant, and Thomas, tenant, concerning a messuage, 50 acres* of 
land, three acres of wood and 33s. Id. yearly of rent in Kateram and 
Wodemershton, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to put Thomas de Furnivall in default for not 
appearing on Sunday before SS. Tibertius and Valerian before them in the 
suit between him and Robert Ecclesale and Richard Folejambe concerning 
a trespass committed upon Thomas by them, as he was in the king's 
service by his order on that day. By p.s. [5084.] 

To the same. Order not to put Henry de Bosco in default for not 
appearing on Sunday before St. Mark last in the assize of novel disseisin 
arramed by him before them against Adam le Vavesour of Esk, concerning 
a tenement in Esk, as he was in the king's service on that day. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order not to put John Lovel, the king's 
yeoman, in default for not appearing on Wednesday before Michaelmas 
in the suit in the sheriff's county [court] without the king's writ between 
Thomas de Abbrebury and the said John and William de Dene concerning 
the unjust taking and detaining of a horse belonging to Thomas, as he 
was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. [5103.] 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Robert de Bavent in 
default for not appearing on Sunday the month after Easter in .the suit 
before them between Isabel de Asfordeby, Robert de Maulay, chaplain, 
and William de Somercotes, executors of the will of William - son of 
Helewysia, and the said Robert de Bavent of this that Robert de Bavent 
shall render to the exeeutors 605., as he was in the king's service by his 
order on that day. By p.s. 

The like in favour of Robert Bovent (sic) and John son of John do 
Byllesby and Alan Joy of Billesby. 



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1304. 

Oct. 6. 

Newburgh. 



Oct. 15. 
Bainton. 



July 28. 
Stirling. 



Membrane 7 — Schedules — cont. 

To the same. Order not to put Henry de Bosco in default for not 
appearing on Sunday after St. Barnabas last at the taking of the assize 
of novel disseisin arramed before them by Henry against Adam le 
Vavassur of Esk concerning tenements in Esk, as he was in the king's 
service by his order on that day. By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to put William Pasy in default because he did not 
appear on Monday the eve of St. Martin in the suit before them between 
the prior of St. Oswald's, demandant, and William, deforciant, concerning 
the advowson of the church of Neubolt Pasy, as he was in the king's 
service by his order on that day. By p.s. 



To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Margery, late the wife of John de Walton, tenant in chief, as she 
has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his 
licence. 



Membrane 6. 

July 27. Kobert Patrick of Aldrynton, imprisoned at Gloucester for the death of 

Stirling. William de Lydeneye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Gloucester to bail him until the first assize. 

Aug. 5. To Walter de Gloucestrfia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Perth. dower to be assigned to the wife of Richard le Noreys, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

Aug. 10. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

Stirling. intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Henry de Monte 

Forti, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 

Henry at his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof 

the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Aug. 9. To' the collectors of the king's custom on wines of Brigerak and 

Stirling. St. Emilion loaded at Pierrefite (Petram Fivam) and Leyburn and brought 
to London. Order to permit Bernard Johan de Rue Majore to be acquitted 
of ^he 4s. upon each tun of wine of Brigerak, the Limousin, and 
St. Emilion thus loaded and brought to London by him, as the king has 
pardoned all men the said sum, which he lately ordered to be taken in his 
realm. It is provided that he shall pay the due and old customs thereon, 
and shall pay to the king the new custom granted to him by merchants of 
the duchy [of Aquitaine]. 

Aug. 21 To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately at the suit of 

Selkirk. Ralph Gedge and John de Fycheford (rectius Pycheford), burgesses and 
merchants of Schardeburgh — suggesting to him that two of their ships with 
the goods and chattels in them to the value of 2001, were driven by 
contrary winds to the port of Northbern within the land and power of 
the king of Norway, and were unjustly arrested by Erlingr (Helenfter) 
Hildesone, the said king's bailiff at Northbern, and are detained by him — 
requested the said king by his letters to cause the ships with the goods 
and chattels to be restored to the merchants, and to cause justice to be 
done to them in this behalf ; and, because the said king had done nothing 
in this matter but had wholly failed to do justice, as appears to the king 
by the letters testimonial of the burgf sses of Skardeburgh sealed with 
their common seal, the king ordered the bailiffs of Lynn to cause goods 
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Membrane 6 — cont. 



of Norway to the value of 100L to be arrested, and he ordered the bailiffs 
of Boston to arrest goods and wares in like manner to the value of 100Z., 
and to cause them to be kept safely and to certify the king of their 
proceedings ; and the bailiffs of Boston have returned that they have 
arrested goods and wares of Olof (rectius Elof) Long of Bergh', Seword 
de Bergh', and Eric (Herike) Breche, merchants of Norway found 
in their bailwick, to wit in the hands of Andrew de la Gotere 
of Boston 19Z. sterling, and in the hands of William de Bray of London 
honey to the value . of 21Z., and in the hands of Nicholas de 
Fakenham of Lynn lil. sterling, and honey to the value of 61, , and 
that they detain the goods and wares under arrest by virtue of the said 
order; the king, wishing to aid his merchants with a speedy recovery, 
orders the bailiffs of Boston to cause the honey aforesaid to be appraised 
by the oath of merchants and others of their bailiwick, and to cause it to be 
delivered with the money aforesaid to the said merchants in part payment 
of the 100Z. aforesaid, and, in addition, to cause goods and wares of 
merchants of Norway to be arrested to the amount of the balance of the 
said 100Z., and to cause them to be kept safely, and to certify the king 
without delay of all their proceedings* by their letters. 

Aug. 23 To the bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston. 

Jedburgh. Whereas the king, at the suit of Raymund de la Browe, citizen of London, 
— suggesting to him that Nicholas son of Nicholas and Peter Caleward 
and certain other malefactors of Lombardy took and carried away by 
force and arms in Flanders four bales of red tawed (aluti) leather, 
spices and other small things, to the value of over 100L sterling, 
which had been bought by Reymund for the king's use in parts beyond 
sea, in a ship of Povonese (sic) that was taking them to England to the 
port of Sandwich, from Reymund's men and servants who were deputed 
for the custody of the said goods — requested Sir Philip, son of Sir G[uy], 
count of Flanders, Chieti (Thiecf) and Loretto (Lorect'), to compel 
Nicholas and Peter and the other malefactors aforesaid to make restitution 
of the goods or satisfaction for their value to him who should prosecute 
this matter before the count in the name of the king and of the said 
merchant ; and it now appears to the king by inspection of the letters 
patent of the echevins and consuls of the five good towns of Flanders, 
which were shown to the king under the common seal of the town of 
Bruges, that the said echevins and consuls have condemned Nicholas 
and Peter and the other malefactors aforesaid in 485Z. Is. Qd. 
of Paris, at which the goods were appraised, and also in 12Z. of 
the same money for Reymund's expenses in the matter, to be 
paid to Reymund, and have also decreed that the men of the said (sic) 
towns of Lombardy shall satisfy him without delay for this sum ; and 
because the echevins and consuls delayed putting this condemnation and 
decree into execution, the king again requested the count to cause 
Reymund or his attorney to be satisfied without delay for the sums of 
money thus adjudged to him, lest it should behove the king to provide 
Reymund with another remedy for lack of justice; and nothing has as 
yet been done in the matter, although Reymund's attorney has prosecuted 
the matter as much as he could, as the king learns from Reymund's 
renewed complaint ; for which reason the king ordered the said bailiffs to 
cause all goods and wares of merchants of Flanders who are not of the 
fealty or friendship of the king of France to be arrested to the value of 
the sums adjudged to Reymund, in so far as this could be done with least 
damage to the said merchants, and to cause them to be kept safely until 
Reymund should be satisfied for the said sums^ and to certify the king of 



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their proceedings ; and they have certified him by their letters that they 
have caused goods and wares of merchants of Flanders to be arrested to 
the value of 41 I. 10s. Qd., to wit from Walter the clerk of Bruges five pieces 
of cloth, which are appraised at 12/. 10s. 0t/., and from him in ready 
money in the hands of John Sparwe 122., from Outre Scourbote in ready 
money in the hands of Robert Binte of Norwich 4/., and a ship of Flanders, 
which is appraised at 8/., and another ship, which is appraised at 100s., 
by virtue of the king's order aforesaid : the king, wishing to provide for 
his own indemnity and for that of Reymund, orders the bailiffs to cause 
the cloth and ships to be appraised by the oath of merchants and others 
of that bailiwick, and to deliver them with the money aforesaid to 
Reymund, in part satisfaction of the sum aforesaid, certifying the king of 
their proceedings in writing. 
Aug. 11. To Walter de Gloucest [ria] , escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Stirling. Otto, son and heir of John Ferre, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the 
lands whereof his father at his death was seised, as the king has taken 
Otto's homage. 

Memorandum, that tfte king of his special grace took Otto's homage 
because he was born in foreign parts (traxit originem in partibm trans- 
marinis), for which reason he could not prove his age in England 
according to the law and custom of the realm. 

Aug. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification 

Linlithgow, that the king has pardoned Stephen le Poer, for his good service in 

Scotland, 20 marks due from him to the king at that exchequer for divers 

amercements into which he fell in the king s courts in Ireland and for 

divers writs sued out by him in the chancery of Ireland, and order to 

cause him to be acquited thereof. By p.s. and by pet. sent from the king. 

The like to the same in favour of the following: 

Roger Heghleye, for 10 marks by which he made^fine before John 

Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, for a trespass. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

Hugh de Anton', for 1002. for the debts of Richard de Anton', his 

father, and for his own debts. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

Maurice de Carreu, for 4002, for the arrears of the ferm for the lands 

that he holds of the king in chief in Dessemond in Ireland. 

By p.s. and pet. as above. 
Walter Cradok, for 92. for writs sued out in the chancery of Ireland 
and for being pledge for divers men against the king and for divers 
other causes. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

John son of John le Poer, for 50 marks due to that exchequer for 
divers causes. By p.s. aijd pet. as above. 

Stephen Fraunceys, for 82. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

John le Botiller, executor of the will of William le Botiller, for 
122. 4s. 0d. due from him in the name of the deceased by a recog- 
nisance made to the king by John at the said exchequer, unless 
the money be levied from certain rents or other lands that are of 
the king's demesnes. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

Roger le Poer, for 9,01. of the 402. by which he and Thomas le Poer made 
fine with the king for a trespass that they were said to have committed 
in Ireland, provided that Thomas be charged with the remaining 
202; By p.s. and pet. as above. 

William de Caunton, for 1002. due to the said exchequer by divers 
particulars. By p.s. and pet. as above. 

John son of William le Poer, for 102. of the 202. in which he was 
amerced in that exchequer for a contempt against the king. 

By p.s. and pet. as above. 



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3 304. 
Aug. 15. 
Linlithgow. 



Sept. 2. 

Horton. 



Aug. 24 
Yetholm 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause Gilbert le Waleys, the elder, to be 
acquitted of 20Z. due from him to that exchequer for the escape of certain 
thieves from his prison at Cork, who were in his custody when he was the 
king's sheriff there, as the king has pardoned Gilbert this sum because 
he, being broken with age, has sent Gilbert le Waleys, the younger, his 
kinsman, in the king's service to Scotland, and the latter has served the 
king there well and faithfully. By p.s. and pet. sent from K. 

To the same. Roger son of Roger de Penbrok has shown the king that 
whereas his father was indebted to the king in 200 marks for the arrears 
of his account of the time when he was the king's sheriff in co. Tyrone, 
in Ireland, and he paid 71/. 8s. id. of this sum to Robert Maunsel, 
afterwards sheriff of that county, for the king's use by summons of that 
exchequer, and he also paid 201 . to Walter Lenfaunt by the king's writ of 
the chancery of Ireland directed to him for the custody of the castle of 
Athelone, concerning which he has letters patent of Robert and Walter 
witnessing the receipt of the said money and also the king's writ of the 
precept, the said treasurer and barons still defer making allowance to him 
for these sums : the king, wishing to aid Roger son of Roger by reason 
of his good service in Scotland, orders them to inspect the said letters 
patent and the writ, and, if they find it is as stated, to cause full and due 
allowance to be made to Roger in accordance with the law and custom of 
that exchequer, and to cause him to have reasonable terms at which he 
may pay the remaining ill. 18s. id. 

To Robert de Burghersch, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to permit Gerard Salvayn, knight, and Master 
Roger de Heselerton, clerk, the king's special envoys to parts beyond sea for 
the expedition of certain of his affairs there, to cross with their household, 
horses, arms and other things ; provided that they carry with them to 
parts beyond sea nothing contrary to the form of the ordinance lately 
made that money or silver in mass shall not be taken out of the realm. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
Whereas the king lately, at the suit of the bishop of Killaloe {Liwnien 9 ) — 
suggesting that the justiciary had taken into the king's hands for 
unreasonable causes three carucates and 84| acres of land in the town of 
the New Castle of Lyons near Dublin, which land the bishop asserts is the 
right of his church — ordered the justiciary to certify him of the manner 
and cause of taking them into the king's hands, and the justiciary has 
returned that whereas Maurice, late bishop of Killaloe, was seised of 
3 carucates and 84f acres at Kilulkan in the said town as of the right 
of his church by an exchange made between the king and Matthew 
Ohogan, late bishop of that place, for certain lands at Roschire, the 
said Maurice committed the said land to Thomas son of James 
Ohogan, to be held to Thomas in fee, without the consent of his chapter 
and without obtaining the king's licence, and that Master Robert de 
Dondovenald, as guardian of Thomas, received the issues of the said land , 
for three years, wherefore it was ordained by the king's council of Ireland 
that Walter de la Haye, escheator of Ireland, should take the lands 
into the king's hands, and that the lands were taken into the king's hands 
for this reason, and have been detained until now, as the justiciary states 
that he learns by the return of the said escheator and by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator and delivered to him, a transcript whereof he has 
sent to the king ; and as it does not appear by, the inquisition aforesaid 
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right that he might have or that he has been in any way warned as to 
this up to the present time, the king orders the justiciary to cause Thomas 
to be warned to be before the justiciary at a certain day and place to be 
provided by the justiciary, if Thomas shall see fit, to prosecute any right 
that he may claim to have in the lands, and if the justiciary find no 
reasonable cause why the bishop ought not to enter and have the 
lands as the right of his church and if he ascertain that they 
were taken into the king's hands solely for this reason, he shall 
order the escheator to amove the king's hands from the lands without 
delay, and not to meddle further therewith, saving the king's right 
when he shall wish to speak concerning this matter. By p.s. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1049.] 

Aug. 28. To the official of the archbishop of York and to "his commissary. 

Morpeth. Adam de Osgodby, king's clerk, parson of the church of Gayrgrave, 
which is of the advowson of Henry de Percy, has shown the king that 
whereas he demanded before the official and commissary in Court 
Christian against the abbot and convent of Furneis the tithes issuing 
from their lands and culture within the limits of the parish church afore- 
said as pertaining to him as rector and to his church, and after various 
allegations of the abbot aud convent had been inspected and after certain 
papal privileges produced by them for their immunity from payment of 
tithes had been diligently examined and after their proofs (racionibus) had 
been understood, it was considered by the official and the commissary 
that the abbot and convent shall pay the said tithes to the rector and his 
church, and that the tithes ought to pertain to him and his successors and 
to his church of right notwithstanding the privileges aforesaid, the official 
and commissary have nevertheless stayed proceedings by pretext of a writ 
of the king called * indicavit ' ordering them not to proceed in this 
plea in Court Christian, which writ the abbot sued out in the king's court 
surreptitiously, maliciously suggesting that he holds a quarter of that 
church of his own advowson as if he were patron or as if the tithe 
amounted to the value of a quarter of the church ; and whereas the king, 
at the suit of his said clerk, has caused the true value of the church and 
also of the tithes to be inquired by the sheriff of York, and he learns by the 
inquisition that the church is worth yearly 110 marks beyond the tithes 
aforesaid, and that the said tithes are worth yearly 100s., whereby it 
appears that they do not amount to a quarter of the value of the church ; 
the king, not wishing to derogate from the ecclesiastical jurisdiction by 
such false suggestion or to delay further Adam's right, orders the official 
and his commissiary to proceed notwithstanding the aforesaid prohibition 
to the execution of the judgement {consider ationis) aforesaid in Court 
Christian, as ought to be done in an ecclesiastical court. [Ibid, p. 1039]. 

Sept. 2. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 

Horton. king, on 1 3 April, in the twenty-eighth year of his reign, in aid of the 
acquittance of the debts in which Edmund de Mortuo Mari, now deceased, 
tenant in chief, was bound to Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud his 
deceased wife, granted licence by his letters patent to Edmund [Calendar 
of Patent Rolls, 1292-1301, p. 508] to demise to Geoffrey and Maud in 
his manors of Stratfeld Mortimer, Worthimortymer, Clebury, and 
Wiggemore 1201. yearly of land and rent, for eight years from the 
Invention of the Holy Cross in the said year ; and Edmund has assigned 
to them in the manor of Stratford Mortimer, co. Berks, 42Z. yearly, in the 
manor of Wordy, co. Hants, 181. yearly, in the manor of Wiggemor and 
in the hamlets of Borington and Leynthale Starkeres, co. Hereford, 
30/. 17*. 8d., and in the manor of Clebury, co. Salop, 29/. 2s. 8tf. yearly, 



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2304 Membrane 6 — cont. 

to have as of the value of 120L yearly as above, as the king learns by the 
inquisitions taken by the escheator concerning the lands that belonged to 
Edmund and returned into chancery: the king orders the escheator 
to deliver the said 120L yearly of land and rent to Geoffrey, to hold as 
above, together with the issues thereof received by the escheator, who 
took them into the king's hands by reason of Edmund's death. 
Sept. 16. To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh castle. Order to 
Tynemouth. cause Thomas Foune and his fellow, the king's parkers of La Have, to 
have in the king's park of La Haye an oak fit for timber, of the king's 
gift, for the repair of the king's lodge (logia) in that park. . 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 



Aug. 26. 
Bolton. 



Sept. 2. 
Horton. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To Hugh Daundelyn, coroner in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to 
Henry de Eothewell six acres of rye, price of the crop of each acre 20/., 
six acres of oats, price of the crop of each acre 16^/., three horses, price 
12^., a cow, price 4s., an iron-bound (f errata) cart, price half a mark, 
certain harness (hemesia) for horses and carts, and certain utensils of the 
house, price 3s. 7|d., as the king lately ordered the coroner to certify him 
of the reason for taking these things into the king's hands, and the 
coroner has returned that he took them into the king's hands and 
delivered them to the men of the township of Eothewell because they 
were found in the custody of Henry le Yonghoseband, the late bailiff 
of the said Henry, which Henry le Yungehoseband slew Gilbert son of 
Alexander de Waldegrave, for which felony he fled to the church of 
Holy Trinity, Eothewell, and that their goods and chattels belong 
to Henry de Eothewell and not to Henry le Yunghoseband, and that 
the latter had no lands or goods or chattels but was the bailiff of 
Henry de Eothewell, for his lands, goods and chattels aforesaid, as the 
coroner states that he learned by an inquisition taken by him at the time 
of the commission of the felony aforesaid ; receiving from Henry de 
Eothewell security to answer to the king for the goods and chattels 
aforesaid in the next eyre of the justices in that county unless he can 
prove before them that the goods and chattels are his and that Henry le 
Yungehoseband had no part in them on the day of the commission of the 
felony. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, 
the castle and manor of Bridgewater (Brug* Walteri) and the manor of 
Odycomb, co. Somerset, and the manors of Kyngeslene, Erleslene, 
Penebrug and Orleton, co. Hereford, which he has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Edmund's death, and to restore to her the issues 
received thence by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Edmund and Margaret were jointly enfeoffed of the castle 
and manors by John Wake, and that they continued their seisin thereof 
until Edmund's death and that the said castle and the manor of Odycombe 
are held of the king in chief by the service of a third of a fifth of a knight's 
fee, and that the manors of Kyngeslene, Erleslene and Penebrug are held 
of the king in chief as members of the barony of Eadenore, and that the 
manor of Orleton is held of the king as a member of the barony of 
Wygemore, and the king, compassionating Margaret's ill-health, has 
given power to the -escheator to receive from her her fealty for the castle 
and manors. 



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CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 

Sept. 2. 
Horton. 



Sept. 12. 
Tynemouth. 



Sept. 12. 
Tynemouth. 



Sept. 10. 
Tynemouth, 



Membrane 5 — cont, 

Robert son of Christiana, Alice Freman, Roger son of Alice, and 
Mabel, wife of William Stut of South Dalton, imprisoned at Beverley for 
the death of Robert son of Gilbert le Fevre of Suth Dalton, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff [of York] to bail them until 
the first assize. 

To the official of the archbishop of York and to his commissary. 
Adam de Osgodby, king's clerk, parson of the church of Gayrgrave, 
which is of the advowson of Henry de Percy, has shown the king that 
whereas he demanded before the official and commissary in Court 
Christian against the abbot and convent of Salleye the tithes arising from 
their lands and culture within the limits of his parish church aforesaid, 
pertaining to him as rector and to his church, the official and commissary 
have stayed proceedings in this plea by reason of a writ of prohibition that 
is called ' indicant ' directing them not to proceed in this plea in Court 
Christian, which writ issued (manavit) surreptitiously from the king's 
court out of the usual course (extra solitum cursum) of his chancery, as 
appears by a transcript thereof, which they have sent to the king under 
their seal : as the king wills that the jurisdiction of the church shall not 
be derogated from or the right of his said clerk or his church be delayed 
by a writ thus surreptitiously sought out, he orders them to proceed in 
the said plea in Court Christian in accordance with ecclesiastical procedure 
notwithstanding the prohibition aforesaid. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1039.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Bello Monte, lately elected, who has no 
lands in that county to qualify him for the office. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause the master and brethren 
of St. Nicholas's Hospital without Carlisle to have seisin of three acres of 
land in Hayton in Gillesland, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the said land, which Stephen Greider, who was 
hanged iox felony, held, has been in the king's hand for a year and a day, 
and that Stephen held it of the master and brethren, and that Alexander 
de Bastantwhait, sub-escheator in that county, now holds it, and that 
William de Mulcastre had the king's year and day thereof, and ought to 
answer to the king therefor. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. The king learns from Brother William de 
la More, master of the military order of the Temple in England, who has 
set out for Cyprus by the king's licence, that whereas he paid before he 
commenced his journey 1300 marks to Philip Burgi and James Giles and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Mozi of Florence dwelling 
in London, and the merchants made to him their letters obligatory for 
the sum thus received by them to be paid by the merchants of the 
society dwelling at Paris at Midsummer last, the said merchants dwelling 
at Paris fraudulently left the realm of France with their goods and 
chattels before the feast aforesaid, and have hitherto unjustly deferred 
paying the money to the master ; and whereas the said merchants 
dwelling at London are also bound by their letters to the master for wool 
bought and received from him in 700 marks, to be paid at Midsummer 
next, and now propose, as it is said, to leave the realm of England secretly 
with their goods and wares so that the master may not recover the said 
sums of money from them : the king orders the sheriff to attach Philip 
and James and the other merchants of the society in his bailiwick, so that 
he shall have them before the king and* his council in fifteen days from 
Martinmas to do and receive what his court shall consider in this matter, 



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1304. 



Sept. 12, 
Tynemouth. 



Sept. 16. 
Tynemouth. 



Membrane 5 — conU 

and in the meantime to cause inquisition to be made by the oath of 
merchants and others as to what goods the said merchants have in his 
bailiwick, in whose hands they are, and their value, and to cause the 
goods to be arrested without delay and kept without loss until further 
orders, certifying the king at the said day of his proceedings. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of London. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. As William le Taillur of Treurny, imprisoned 
at York for a forged charter of pardon of the king's peace sued out under 
the name of Thomas Tryweder of Fawy for the death of Roger Cowle 
of Polrowan, wherewith he is charged, asserts that the charter was 
delivered to him by the said Thomas and by John Pernet of Lostudiel, 
whom he vouches to warranty : the king orders the sheriff to take Thomas 
and John without delay, and to cause them to be brought before the king 
on the morrow of All Souls to do and receive what his court shall 
consider. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Roesia, late the wife of John de Tyngewyk, and to William, their son, 
the tenements specified below, which he has taken into the king's hands 
by reason of John's death, and to restore to them the issues thereof received 
by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John and Roesia and William jointly acquired from Ralph son of William 
de Plumpton and William Lamberd certain tenements in Yerdele, Morende, 
Aldrington, Estpiry, Covesgrave, Fortho, Bosenho and Stratford, co. 
Northampton, and certain tenements in Evenle in the same county from 
John de London', to have to them and the heirs of William, and that they 
continued their seisin thereof from the time of the feoffments until the day 
of John's death, and that the tenements in Yerdele, Morende, Aldrington, 
Estpirfy], Covesgrave, Fortho, Bosenho and Stratford are held of Robert de 
Clifford, Henry Gubyon, John Mowen, Geoffrey de Lucy, Henry Spygurnel, 
Elias de Tyngewyk, Adam de Fortho and Thomas de Leukenore by the 
service of 7s. 3d. yearly, and by the service of doing suit at Robert de 
Clifford's court of Yerdele from three weeks to three weeks, and that the 
lands in Evenle are held of the heir of Thomas de Wadhull, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a moiety of a 
knight's fee, and the king has taken the fealty of Roesia and William for 
the lands in Evenle. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Roesia, late the wife of the aforesaid 
John, the lands specified below, which he has taken into the king's hands 
by reason of John's death, and to restore to her the issues thereof 
received by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John and Roesia jointly acquired certain lands in 
Flampstede, co, Hertford, to them and their heirs from Elias de 
Tyngewyk, and certain tenements in Great Lekhamstede and Little 
Lekhamstede and Hamslape, co. Buckingham, from Ralph son of 
William de Plumpton for the term of their lives, and that the tenements 
in Flampstede are held of Robert de Tony by the service of one pound of 
pepper for all service, and the tenements in Great Lekhamstede and 
Little Lekhamstede are held of John Pollard, Ralph Passelewe, William 
le Vavassur, Nicholas Makary, William Pollard, Roger le Parker, Elias 
de Tyngewyk, Hugh son of Ralph, Hugh de Chastillion and John le 
Breton by the service of 18s. 9£d., a pound of pepper, eight clove gilly- 
flowers and two rose-flowers, and the tenements in Hamslape are held of 
the aforesaid Elias de Tyngewyk by homage, and that John and Roesia 
continued their seisin thereof until John's death, 



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1304. 

Sept. 25. 

Durham. 



Oct. 1. 

Lazenby 
(Leysingby). 



Oct. 1. 
Lazenby. 

Oct. 29. 

Dalton. 



Oct. 1. 
Lazenby. 

Sept. 25. 
Durham. 



Oct. 1. 

Northallerton, 



Membrane 5 — conU 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Ralph de Rugemund to have 
seisin of a toft and o^ l\ acres of land in Kyrkeby Ferers, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the toft and land, which 
William Heryng, who was outlawed for felony, held, have been in the 
king's hands for a year and a day, and that William held them of Ralph, 
and that the townships of Kyrkeby and Folifayt near Panhal now hold 
the toft and land and have had the king's year and day thereof, for which 
they ought to answer to the king. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Asshelegh, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected 
in place of Joceus de Launceles, who is paralytic and insufficiently 
qualified. 

John de Coventre, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Nicholas 
de Gunwardeby, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Nottingham to bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Whereas Brother Adam de Linc[olnia], 
minister of the order of Friars Minors in England, has given the king to 
understand by his letters that Brother Arthur de Hertilpole, a friar of the 
order and professed in it, lately escaped from his cloister at Kichemund, 
spurning the habit of the order, and took away with him certain goods 
and chattels of neighbours and friends of the friars dwelling in Richemund 
that were deposited with the friars for safe conduct, and after he had 
wandered about the country for some time in secular habit, he was 
arrested at Quitonthavene with the said goods and chattels, and he is now 
detained in prison at Egremund : the king orders the sheriff to deliver the 
said friar to the friars dwelling at Richemund, to be chastised according to 
the rule and discipline of that order, restoring to the friars the goods and 
chattels founds with him. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1042.] 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Robert Bulder, deceased. 

To the escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Amadeus, count of 
Savoy, the issues of the abbey of Hyde near Winchester, which is void 
and is in the king's hands, received by the escheator from the time of the 
voidance and to be received henceforth, or to Master Bernard de Mercato, 
the count's attorney in this behalf, by indenture to be made between the 
escheator and the count or his attorney, in part payment of 10,000 marks 
that the king, on 6 February, in the thirty-first year of his reign, granted 
to the count for his good service to the king, to be received from the 
issues of void bishoprics, abbeys and priories the custody whereof pertains 
to the king. 

To Edward, prince of Wales, etc. Order to cause to be paid out of his 
wardrobe to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, money for 
his expenses in going in Edward's company to parts beyond sea, as the 
king has ordained that Humphrey shall go with Edward, and Humphrey 
is not sufficiently provided with money, as the king learns. 

By K. on the information of J. de Drokenesford. 
The like in favour of the following : 
Henry Spygurnel \ 

John de Baukewell 
William Inge 
Master Philip Martel 
Master Gilbert de Midelton 
Hervey de Staunton 



clerks. 



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1304. 
Sept. 28. 

Finchale 
(Fynkhale). 



Sept. 20. 
Boldon. 



Oct. 6. 

Newburgh. 



Sept. 9. 
Tynemouth. 



Membrane 5—cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Amaneus de la Bret has shown the king 
that whereas Philip Burgi, merchant of the society of the Mozi of 
Florence, especially bound himself and his fellows by his letters patent in 
2,000 great gold Florins to be paid to Amaneus or his attorney at the 
Assumption last at Paris by merchants of the society dwelling in that 
city, for 500Z. sterling that Philip received for himself and his fellows 
from him at London, and Philip directed letters to his fellows at Paris 
to pay the florins to Amaneus or his attorney at the said term, the said 
merchants dwelling at Paris fraudulently left the realm of France 
with their goods and chattels before the term aforesaid, and did not 
pay the florins to Amaneus ; and Philip paid to Amaneus after that 
term 100L sterling in part payment of the florins at London, and 
he and his fellows, merchants of the same society dwelling in the 
realm of England, now propose to leave the realm secretly with their 
goods and chattels so that Amaneus may not recover from them the 
remaining 400L: the king orders the sheriff to attach Philip and 
the other merchants of the society found in his bailiwick, so that he 
shall have them before the king and his council in fifteen days from 
Martinmas to do and receive what the court shall consider in the premises, 
and in the meantime to cause inquiry to be made what goods the 
merchants have in his bailiwick and in whose hands they are, and what 
they are worth, and to cause them to be arrested and kept safely without 
diminution until further orders, certifying the king at the said day of his 
proceedings in this matter. 

To Master Richard de Abyndon, John Bandolf and Master Gerberge, 
appointed to assess and levy the king's tallage in his cities, boroughs and 
demesnes in cos. Wilts and Southampton. Order to permit the nuns of 
Font6vrault to be acquitted of the tallage on their lands in those counties, 
as it appears to the king by his charter, which he has inspected, that all 
the lands and possessions of the nuns are free and quit of tallage. 

The like to Henry Spyg[urnel], Master J. de Everdon, Walter de 
Mollesworth and William de Rodeston, appointed for the like purpose in 
co. Berks. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause Queen Margaret to have in the forest of Savernak eighty oaks fit 
for timber, for the repair of the houses of the castle of Marleberge and of 
the manor of Sevenhampton, which are in her hands. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and. Lichfield. 

To the justices of the Bench. As Gerard Salvayn has gone to France 
as the king's envoy for certain affairs touching him and his realm, the 
king, wishing to provide for his indemnity while he is thus engaged, 
orders the justices to take such steps in the taking of any assizes of novel 
disseisin that may be arramed against Gerard (whom the king has taken 
into his protection by his letters patent until Martinmas next for this 
reason), that Gerard shall be saved entirely harmless in the meantime, 
unless he return to England in the meantime. By p.s. [5064.] 



MEMBRANE 4. 

Sept. 25. To Walter de Grloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Durham. to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, 

the following lands, which the king has assigned to her as her dower of 

the lands tbat Edmund held of him in chief in England and Wales 



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1304. Membrane 4 — conU 

(except 120Z. yearly of land and rent in the town of Wygemor and in the 
hamlets of Boriton and Leynthalestarkers, co. Hereford, in the manors 
of Stratfeld Mortimer, co. Berks, Worthymortimer, co. Southampton, and 
Clebury, co. Salop, which Edmund assigned by the king's licence for a 
term of years not yet expired to Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud, his wife, 
in acquittance of a debt in which he was bound to them) : the castle and 
town of Radenore, with the hamlets of Harpeton, Donyton, Walton, 
Cascop and Clandestre, co. Hereford, which are extended at 58/. Is. lOfd. 
yearly ; the manor of Presthemede, in the same county, which is extended 
at 11L 4s. 5^(L yearly ; a third of the manor of Crendon, co. Buckingham, 
which third is extended at 17/. lis. id. yearly; certain lands in Beaulu, 
co. Worcester, which are extended at 4Z. 4s. Od. yearly ; certain lands in 
Intebergh, in the same county, which are extended at 26s. Sd. yearly ; 
certain lands in Aure, co. Gloucester, which are extended at 8/. 13s. 2d. 
yearly ; certain lands in Knyghton, co. Salop, which are extended at 
151. 19s. 4f d. yearly ; certain lands in Pullid, in the same county, which 
are appraised at 15/. yearly ; the hamlet of Akhull, in the same county, 
which is extended at 16s. llfd. yearly ; the castle of Knoklas in the 
cantred of Melennyth in Wales; a carucate of land there, which is 
extended at 4s. yearly ; one piece of meadow there, which is extended at 
3s. yearly ; a several pasture there, which is extended at 2s. yearly ; a 
water-mill there, which is extended at 5s. yearly ; the town and site of 
the old castle of Raydor in the commote of Warthreynnon, together with 
the commote and all other things pertaining to the town, site and 
commote, which are extended at 27/. 19s. 8d. yearly* 

Memorandum, that it was agreed before the king's council at York in the 
presence of Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent, whom 
the prince of Wales [appointed] on behalf of Peter de Gavaston, his 
yeoman, to whom the king at the prince's instance had granted the ward- 
. ship of two parts of the lands that belonged to Edmund during the 
minority of Edmund's heir, that the assignment of dower should be made 
in form aforesaid. 

Memorandum, that Margaret has not yet been endowed of the said 120/. 

yearly of land and rent demised to Geoffrey and Maud. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause twelve pikes and fifty-six bream 

Kirkham. to be taken in the king's stew of Fosse, and to send the pike and fifty of 

the bream to the king at Kyrkham, and to cause the other six to be carried 

to Elizabeth, countess of Hereford, the king's daughter, at Knaresburgh. 

Oct. 10* To Hugh de Notingham, keeper of the castle of Horeston. Order to 

Kirkham. cause the king's houses within the castle and the walls of the castle to be 
repaired out of the ferm of the castle. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

a To Hugh de Notingham, keeper of the castle of Horeston. Order to 
cause the king's houses within the castle and the walls of the castle to be 
repaired out of the ferm of the castle. 

By K. on the information of the said bishop. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Reginald 

Kirkham. de Gray to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for two knights' 
fees for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as 
he was with the king by his* order in that army for the service of two 
fees in Purle and Wylton, in cos. Essex and Hereford, which he then 
acknowledged to the king, as appears by inspection of the rolls of his 
marshalsea for that army. 

* This second enrolment has not been cancelled. 



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1304. 

Oct. 10. 

Kirkham. 



Oct. 8. 
Dalby. 

Oct. 4. 

Thirsk 
(Thre[*]k). 



Oct. 11. 

Birdsall. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To Master Eichard Havering, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands 
that belonged to Dionysia de Monte Caniso, tenant in chief, that she held 
certain lands in Besewyk, co. York, of William Daniel by the service of 
5s and certain tenements in Louthorp, in the same county, of Eobert de 
Heslarton by the service of dd. yearly, and that the lands that belonged to 
her ought to remain in the king's hands for some time : the king orders 
the escheator to pay to William the said 5s. and to Eobert the said 3s. (sic) 
from the time when the lands were taken into the king's hands, and to 
pay them these sums henceforth. By C. 

Eichard the forester of Colton, imprisoned at York for the death of 
John Canne of Esingwald, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail 
him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to deliver to Eoger le Bygod, earl of 
Norfolk and marshal of England, the castle and town of Oreford, to hold 
during his life, as the king, among the other manors and lands that he 
lately granted to Eoger for the grant, surrender and quit-claim that the 
earl made to him of all his castles, towns, manors and lands in England, 
Wales and Ireland, the manor of Kenton with Hevetre, Wyk and Suthtenge, 
and the ferm of the city of Exeter, co. Devon, which the earl for certain 
reasons has surrendered to the king, who has granted to him for life the 
aforesaid castle and town, in part satisfaction for the said manors (sic) 
and ferm. 

The like to Walter de Gloucestria, escheator beyond Trent, to deliver 
the manor of Fakenham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king remembers 
that he has several times ordered them on behalf of Eoger le Bigod, 
earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, to account with Eoger for all 
the debts due from him to the exchequer for his own debts and the 
debts of his ancestors, and to hear his proofs (racionibus) , and to 
discharge him of the debts of which he can prove before them 
that he ought to be acquitted, and to cause due allowance to be made to 
him therefor ; and it is now shown to the king on behalf of Eoger that 
although he shows before them that he ought not to be charged with the 
debts in which Hugh le Bygod, his father, was indebted at his death to the 
late king, because the said king by his writ pardoned the executors of 
Htugh's will all the debts that Hugh at his death owed to him both of the 
fine for the wardship of the land and heir of William de Kyme and for other 
reasons up to the amount of 800L, and the said king granted that all 
Hugh's costs and expenses about the custody of the castle of Dover and 
in the munition and wardship of the castles of Schardeburgh and 
Pykeryng during the time of the disturbance in England, and the ferm 
of Pykeryng, Scalleby and Schardeburgh, and also the fee-ferm of 
Boseham, which were occupied against Hugh during the time of the 
disturbance, should be allowed to the executors in the said 800L, as the 
executors should prove the expenses, costs and f erms ought to be allowed to 
them, as is contained in the late king's writ to the treasurer and barons of 
his exchequer remaining in the exchequer ; and in like manner although 
Eoger has asserted before them that he ought to be acquitted of the scutages 
of the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign 
because he did his service due for those armies for all the fees that he 
then held of the king, and also of 101. for the relief of Alina Basset, his 
late wife, daughter and heiress of Philip Basset, for the lands that Philip, 



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178 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1304. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 



held at his death of the late king because the lands are in the hands of 
Alina's heir and not in his, which scutages and 10/. of relief are exacted 
from Roger by summons of the exchequer; and also although he has 
sufficiently shown before the treasurer and barons that he ought to be 
discharged of many other parcels of the debts for certain reasons, they, 
having no consideration for his proofs, charge him with all the said debts 
at the exchequer, and cause them to be exacted as if they were clear 
debts, for which reason the king has attermined the said debts that are 
not clear as if they were clear by their certificate made to him : as he 
does not wish that Roger shall be unduly aggrieved, he orders them, after 
the aforesaid accounts previously made between them and Roger have been 
recited before them in the exchequer, and after hearing Roger's proofs to be 
propounded by his attorneys, if they find it to be as stated, to cause him to 
be acquitted of the said debts of his father and of the scutages for the 
aforesaid years, for which it appears to the king that he did his service for 
all the fees that he then held of him, and of the aforesaid 101. of relief, 
and of all other debts of which he can prove that he ought to be acquitted, 
notwithstanding the attermination aforesaid ; provided that the aforesaid 
executors be charged with Hugh's debts, and to cause Roger to have the 
terms previously assigned to him for the debts that he shall be found to owe 
after the discharge aforesaid, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

Oct. 11. To Lambert de Trikyngham and John de Ryron, guardians of the 

Bulmer. archbishopric of York during voidance. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Thorpe St. Andrew near York, and to restore to the 
dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, any issues received from it, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by John de Lythegrayns, deceased, 
late guardian of the archbishopric, that Walter de Grey, sometime arch- 
bishop, acquired the manor to him and his heirs from divers feoffees, and 
that he afterwards granted by an ordinance made between him and the 
dean and chapter the manor to them in this form : that the dean and 
chapter should pay yearly to the treasurer of the said church for as long 
as they should hold the manor 20 marks for celebrating the said Walter's 
obit once yearly in that church on the day of his death and for the 
maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate in the chapel within the said 
manor for the soul of Henry, sometime king of England, and for the 
archbishop's soul and for the souls of all the faithful dead for ever, so 
that the dean and chapter after the archbishop's death should demise the 
manor at ferm to each succeeding archbishop for life for the ferm afore- 
said, and that upon every voidance of the archbishopric the manor should 
revert to the dean and chapter and should remain in their seisin during 
the voidance of the archbishopric, rendering therefor the said ferm, and 
that the late king afterwards confirmed the said grant and ordinance by his 
charter, and also that from the time of the grant, [the dean and chapter] 
have been in seisin of the manor upon each voidance of the archbishopric 
for the said 20 marks yearly ; wherefore the king ordered the said 
Lambert and Geoffrey Russel, guardians of the archbishopric after the 
death of H. the late archbishop, not to intermeddle further with the 
wardship of the manor if it had been taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the voidance of the archbishopric, as appears by inspection of 
the rolls of his chancery. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the church of 
Kynewalde^towe, co. Nottingham, if they have taken it into the king's 
hands solely by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric, as it is not 
found, upon searching the rolls of the exchequer of accounts there 



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2304. Membrane 4 — cont. 

rendered of the issues of the archbishopric during other times of voidanee, 
that answer was made at the exchequer for the church, which is annexed 
to the archbishopric, and which was taken into the king's hands upon the 
death of H. the late archbishop by the said Lambert and Geoffrey Russel, 
then guardians of the archbishopric, or for any issues of the church during 
the said times, as the treasurer and barons signified to the king, where- 
upon he ordered Lambert and Geoffrey not to intermeddle with the 
church aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that, at 
the request of Queen Margaret, the king has pardoned Mary, late the wife 
of William Heyron, tenant in chief, 20 marks of the 40 marks due from 
her of the 100 marks by which she made fine with the king in the 
exchequer for her marriage, and has granted that she may pay the 
remaining 20 marks by ten marks yearly, half at Easter and half at 
Michaelmas, and order to cause her to have such acquittance and terms. 

By p.s. [5060.] 

Oct. 11. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas the king at the 

Birdsall. prosecution of James de Bohun — suggesting that his brother John son of 
John de Bohun, of whom he is the heir, held lands in Ireland at his 
death of the king in chief, and died seised thereof in his demesne as of 
fee — after James's age had been proved before the king, by which it was 
found that he is of full age, took James's homage for the said lands and 
ordered the justiciary to cause him to have seisin of the lands aforesaid ; 
which order the justiciary could not execute because John son of John 
held no lands in Ireland at his death and because no lands had been taken 
into the king's hands by reason of his death ; and James afterwards 
asserted before the king that John de Saumford, late archbishop of 
Dublin, held the said lands, which were taken into the king's hands by 
reason of his death, of John, brother of James, and that they ought to 
revert to him as his escheat in accordance with the law and custom 
of those parts, because John de Saumford was a bastard and died 
without an heir of his body ; whereupon the king ordered the justiciary 
to make inquisition in the presence of those who claimed hereditary 
right in the lands, if they wished to be present, whether or not 
John de Saumford died seised in his demesne of the lands, and 
whether or not he was a bastard and died without an heir of his body, 
and whether or not he held them of the said John, brother of James, and 
as to any right of the king's therein, and also whether the lands were 
taken into the king's hand by reason of the bastardy aforesaid or 
for other reasons : the king — because he learns by the justiciary's 
certification returned by virtue of the order aforesaid, that John de 
Bohun enfeoffed John de Saumford by the king's licence of all the lands 
that he held of the king in chief in Ireland, to have to him and his heirs 
and assigns of the said John, saving to the king the services therefore 
due and accustomed, and that John de Saumford held by virtue of the 
feoffment aforesaid the manor of Balymadan, together with all the other 
lands that belonged to the said John de Bohun in Ireland of John, son 
and heir of the said John de Bohun, then a minor in the king's 
wardship, and that he was a bastard and died without an heir of his 
body, and that the manor and lands were taken into the king's hands for 
the debts in which he was bound to the king at the exchequer of Dublin 
at his death, and that they afterwards remained in the king's hands by 
reason of James's minority, and that they are still in his hands, and that no 



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Membrane 4 — cont. 

one but the said James has any right to the escheat — orders the justiciary 
to cause James to have seisin of the lands, saving the king's right and the 
right of others. , By p.s. 

To Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Order to 
deliver to Edmund Comyn of Kilbryd in Scotland the manor of Fakenham 
Aspes, which belonged to Edmund and which the king granted to the earl 
among other manors and lands granted to him for the surrender and 
quit-claim to the king of all his castles, towns and manors in England, 
Wales and Ireland, which manor the king wishes to be delivered to 
Edmund in accordance with the form of an ordinance made by him and 
his council concerning the delivery to the Scots of their lands lately taken 
into his hands by reason of the war between him and the Scots, and the 
king has granted to the earl in recompence his castle and town of Oreford, 
co. Norfolk, as is contained in his letters patent made to the earl. 
[Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1301-1307, p. 262.] 



Oct. 12. 

Birdsall 

(Briddale). 



Oct. 10. 

Kirkham, 



Oct. 15. 
Bain ton. 



MEMBRANE 3. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause John, son and heir of Richard Tempest, to have seisin of the lands 
that his father held at his death of the king in chief as of the honour of 
Skypton-in- Craven, which is in the king's hands, as he has proved his 
age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, 
tenant in chief, the following manors, which he has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues received 
from them by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Hugh and Maud were jointly enfeoffed by the king's licence 
by William de la Marehe, late bishop of Bath and Wells, of the manor of 
Burford, co. Salop, the manor of Coderigge, co. Worcester, the manor 
of Nymynton, co. Devon, the manors of Aumberden and Hobrigg, co. Essex, 
and the manor of Norton, co. Northampton, to have to them and to Hugh's 
heirs, and that they continued their seisin thereof from the time of the 
feoffment until Hugh's death, and that the manor of Burford is held of 
the king in chief by barony and by the service of 2 J knights' fees, and the 
manor of Coderigg is held as a member of the said manor of Burford, and 
the manor of Nymynton by socage, and the manor of Aumberden is held 
in like manner as of the honour of Peverel by the service of a moiety of a 
knight's fee, and that the manor of Hobrigg is held of the heir of Giles 
de Playz, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service 
of a quarter of a knight's fee, and that the manor of Norton is held of 
Guy de Hello Campo, earl of Warwick, by the service of 1^ knights' fees, 
and the king has taken her fealty for the manors of Burford, Coderigg, 
Nymynton, Aumberden and Hobrigg. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Maud a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Wyleleye, which were taken into the king's hands by 
reason of Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh and Maud 
were jointly enfeoffed thereof by Ardudenel, late the wife of Llewelyn ap 
Gilbert, to them and their heirs, and that they peacefully continued their 
seisin thereof until Hugh's death, and that the messuage and land are 



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Bainton. 



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Kirkham. 



1304, 5 Membrane S—cont. 

held of the king as part of the manor of Stepelton, which is held of him 
as a member of the barony of Burford, and the king has taken her fealty 
therefor. 
Oct. 17. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Maud the following of 

Beverley. Hugh's lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the manor 
of Wychebaude, co. Worcester, which is extended at 14Z. 14s. 8d.; the 
site of the old castle and the town {villa w) of Blethevagh in the 
columpnus of Blethevagh in Wales, together with the columpnus and all 
other appurtenances pertaining to the site, town and columpnus, except a 
water mill in the columpnus, which is extended at 66s. 8tf. yearly, and 
except 18s. l$d. yearly of rent issuing from the pleas and perquisites of 
the court of Blethevagh, which site, town and columpnus, except the said 
mill and rent, are extended at 14Z. 19s. 6 d. yearly. 

To Lambert de Trikingham and John Byron, guardians of the arch- 
bishopric of York during voidance. Order to cause William son of 
Walter de Cawode to have in the wood of the archbishopric at Cawod 
three oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
bailiffs and men of the town of Norwich to be acquitted of SOL yearly of 
their ferm and the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk of the issues of the 
Hundreds of Depewade and Henstede, co. Norfolk, and of Blithing and 
Waynesford, co. Suffolk, from 13 April, in the thirtieth year of the reign, 
as the king on that day granted to Eoger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and 
marshal of England, for life the said 30Z. yearly and the Hundreds, 
together with other manors, lands, Hundreds and rents, as contained in 
the king's letters patent made to him [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301- 
1307, p. 29], and the king ordered the bailiffs and men to pay the said 
30£. yearly to the earl during his life out of their ferm and to answer to 
him in all things connected with that sum, and ordered the sheriff to 
deliver to him the Hundreds aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to cause the bailiffs of the Hundred without the 
North Gate of Oxford to be acquitted of 60/., if they ascertain that the 
bailiffs have paid this sum by virtue of divers writs of the king to Robert 
de Crevequer to pay 201. yearly for the twenty-ninth, thirtieth and 
thirty -first years of the reign, which 20/,. yearly the king granted to him 
for life out of that ferm for the release and quit-claim that Bobert made 
to him and Queen Eleanor, his late consort, of the manor of Ditton. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Isabel, late the wife of Hugh Bardolf, tenant in chief, the manor of 
Reskynton, co. Lincoln, which belonged to Hugh, and was taken into 
the king's hands by reason of his death, to hold in tenancia until the 
king shall cause dower to be assigned to her, as the inquisitions that the 
king lately ordered the escheator to make concerning the lands that 
belonged to Hugh have not yet been made or returned into chancery, so 
that the king is unable to assign dower to her. The escheator is ordered 
to send to the exchequer without delay the inquisitions concerning the 
lands that are of her inheritance and the lands that belonged to Hugh, 
and not to permit any waste, sale or destruction to be done in the former 
in the meantime. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Kirkham. executors of the will of John de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, to have 

full and free administration of the goods and chattels that belonged to 



Oct. 11. 

Birdsall 

(Brief desdale). 



Oct. 15. 
Bainton. 



182 



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1304. 



Oct. 15. 

Bainton. 



Oct. 17. 
Beverley. 



Oct. 15. 
Bainton. 



Oct. 15. 

Bainton. 



Oct. 18. 
Beverley, 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

the earl at his death, which were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of his death, for the execution of his will, as the king granted by his letters 
patent to the earl in his lifetime that upon the earl's death he would look 
to (caperemus nos ad) the earl's heirs and lands for all the debts due from 
him to the exchequer, so that the heirs should be charged with the debts 
at the exchequer and the executors of his will should have the administra- 
tion of all his goods and chattels. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Creystock to be acquitted of 100s. by which he made fine with the king at 
the exchequer for licence to enter three messuages in Craystock, which 
are held of the king in chief, as the king assigned this sum to William de 
Sancto Paulo and Arnald de Sancto Martino and certain of their fellows, 
citizens of Bayonne, in part payment of 500?. that he granted to them in 
aid of their costs and expenses in a prosecution made by them in his 
name against William de Saut, late citizen of Bayonne, and John has 
paid this sum to William and Arnald, as they have acknowledged for 
themselves and their fellows in chancery. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Belhous, tenant in chief, the 
following of the lands that belonged to Thomas, which the king 
has assigned to her in dower : certain lands in Northtudenham, co. 
Norfolk, which are extended at 101. lis. %L yearly ; a third of the chief 
messuage in Bodeneye, in the same county, which third is extended at 
l%d. yearly ; 52 acres and a rood of land in the same town, which are 
extended at lis. 5d. yearly, to wit id. an acre ; a third of three pieces of 
meadow in the same town, which piece is extended at 30s. yearly ; a water- 
mill in the same town, which is extended at 13s. M. yearly; a fishery with 
a rushbed (rosea) and other appurtenances in the same, which are extended 
at 5s. yearly. 

Richard de Stocton, William Dameysande of Shoteswell, and Nicholas 
Dolfyn, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of John de Morton, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail them. 

To Walter de Gloucestrpa], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the iands that belonged to Robert de Denham, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert 
at his death held no lands of the king in chief except certain tenements 
in Denham, co. Suffolk, which he and Margaret, his wife, held jointly of 
the king by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee as of the honour of 
Eye, and the king has assigned a moiety of the fee among other fees that 
belonged to Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, the king's kinsman, which 
pertained to the king as heir of Edmund, to Margaret, late the wife of 
Edmund in dower, as appears by the inquisition aforesaid and by inspection 
of the rolls of chancery. 

To the same. Notification that the king, with the assent of his earls, 
barons and other subjects who were lately with him in Scotland, has 
admitted to his peace Kettel (Ketellum) de Letham and Christiana, his 
wife, who were against him in the last war in Scotland, upon the condi- 
tion that their lives and limbs shall be saved and that they shall not be 
disinherited, with provision that they shall abide by the king's ordinance 
as to their ransom and the trespasses that they have committed against 
him and as to the establishment (stabilimentum) of the land of Scotland, 
as to which Ketel has taken oath to the king ; for which reason the 



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2304 Membrane 8 — cont. 

king has taken his fealty, and has ordained, with the assent of 
the earls, barons and subjects aforesaid, that Christiana shall have 
her dower of the lands that Stephen Peysson, her late husband, 
held of her (sua) inheritance in England at the beginning of the said 
war, which lands are in the custody of John de Sandale by the 
king's commission for a certain time and which ought to descend 
in inheritance to William, son and heir of Stephen, who is still 
a minor, when he shall come of age, in accordance with the grant 
that the king made to "William, to be held until the king shall otherwise 
ordain. The king has assigned to Ketel and Christiana the following 
from the said lands : a third of two parts of the chief messuage in 
Berghby, co. Lincoln, which two parts are extended at 5s. 8d. yearly ; 
80 acres of land in the same town, which are extended at 40s. yearly, 
to wit 6d. an acre ; 4 J acres of meadow in the same town, which are 
extended at 4s. 6d. yearly, to wit 12'/. an acre; a third of a several 
pasture in the same town, which third is extended at 4s. 6c/. yearly ; lis. 
2d. of yearly rent from three free tenants in the same town, to wit from 
William de Chippenhale 18d., from Isolda Hemmyng 4s. 8c/., from Alan 
Manant 5s. ; 32s. of yearly rent from six customary tenants (eustumariomm) 
in the same town, to wit from John de Neubo, John Chaumbly, John 
Herlewyn, Eoger Morel, Stephen Petit and John de Flobergh, each of 
whom holds in villeinage 16 acres of land and renders yearly 5s. 4c/. : to 
be held in dower by Christiana ; and the king orders the escheator to 
deliver them to Ketel and Christiana, saving to John his costs and 
expenses about the land and her goods and chattels in the same. 

By p.s. 

Oct. 11. To the abbot and convent of Waltham, sub-collectors of the tenth 

Birdsall. imposed upon the clergy of England for three years by pope Boniface VIII. 
Order to cause all arrears of the tenth to be levied without further delay 
by all means that they shall deem fit, so that they shall have the arrears 
at Westminster on the morrow of St. Hilary next, and the abbot is 
ordered to be there in person at the said octaves (sic), or to send some one 
sufficiently instructed and with full power from him to render his account 
there before certain of the king's subjects appointed for this purpose and 
to do and receive what the court shall further cause to be ordained in this 
matter, as the king wishes to be certified as to their receipts of the tenth 
and the payments made by them out of it, and of all their proceedings in 
this matter by their account to be rendered before certain of the king's 
subjects whom he shall cause to be appointed for this purpose, the king 
having, because the said tenth was wholly due to him by virtue of the 
pope's grant from the time of the pope's death and holding that all such 
impositions and grants ought to be carried into effect during the time of 
the imposition and grants, ordered the abbot and convent to compel all 
ecclesiastical persons within the places committed to them, sparing no 
one whatsoever his estate, dignity or condition may be, to make full 
payment of the tenth by sentences of excommunication, suspension and 
interdict, and to cause the tenth to be levied by all means possible so that 
they should have it at the exchequer at certain terms now past, because 
the king was given to understand that the abbot and convent had shown 
themselves negligent and remiss in the levying and collection of the tenth 
under the pretext of the vain and frivolous excuses of certain ecclesiastical 
persons who pretended that they were not bound to make payment of the 
tenth by reason of the pope's death and the death of the bishop of 
London, one of the collectors of the tenth. 



184 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304, Membrane 3 — cont. 

The like to the following, to have the arrears at Westminster on the 
morrow of St. Hilary : 

The abbot and convent of Redinges. 

The prior and convent of Ely. 

The prior and convent of Bernewell. 

The abbot and convent of St. Edmunds. 

The prior and convent of Kenyl worth. 

The abbot and convent of Oseneye. 

The abbot and convent of Langeleye in Norfolk. 

The abbot and convent of Colecestre. 

The abbot and convent of Westminster. 

The abbot and convent of Certeseye. 

The prior and convent of Rochester. 

The prior and convent of St. George, Canterbury. 
The like to the following to have the arrears at York on the morrow of 
All Souls : 

The abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. 

The abbot and convent of Seleby. 
The like to the following to have the arrears at York on the octaves of 
Martinmas : 

The prior and convent of Carlisle. 

The abbot and convent of Newminster. 

The prior and convent of Thurgarton. 

The abbot and convent of Cokirsand. 

The abbot and convent of Burton-on-Trent. 

The prior and convent of St. Katherine's without Lincoln. 
The like to the following to have the arrears at Westminster in the 
octaves of St. Hilary : 

The dean and chapter of Exeter. 

The dean and chapter of Hereford. 

The abbot and convent of Gloucester. 

The dean and chapter of Chichester. 

The abbot and convent of Hyde, Winchester. 

The abbot and convent of Shireburn. 

The abbot and convent of Glastonbury. 
The like to the following to have the arrears at Westminster in the 
quinzaine of St. Hilary : 

The abbot and convent of Kermerdyn. 

The dean and chapter of Bangor. 

The prior and convent of Lanceveton. 

The prior and convent of St. Nicholas, Exeter. 

The abbot and convent of Wygemor. 

The abbot and convent of Valle Crucis. 

The prior and convent of Llanthony Prima. 

The abbot and convent of Furnais. 

The abbot and convent of Faversham. 

MEMBRANE 2. 

Aug. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification 

Linlithgow, that the king has pardoned Guy Kokerel, for his good service in Scotland, 
10/., at which he was amerced because he mainperned to have John de 
Kancia before John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, at a certain day, and 
he did not have him there then, and order to cause him to be acquitted 
of this sum. By pet. of C. 



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1304. Membrcme 2 — cont. 

The like for the following : 

Reginald de BernevalF for 100 marks for a fine made with the king 
before John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, for certain trespasses 
committed by him in Ireland and for 5 marks in which Wolfran 
de Bernevall', his father, of whom he is the heir, was indebted to 
the said exchequer at his death. By pet. of C. 

Richard de Sancto Michaele for 30Z. in which he is bound to the 
king at that exchequer for the arrears of the services that he ought 
to have rendered in the late king's army and in the king's army in 
Ireland. By pet. of C. 

Richard Ulf and Philip Ulf, for the good service rendered by Philip 
in Scotland, for 101. in which they are bound to the king at that 
exchequer by divers parcels, both for amercements and divers other 
things. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause William Gaynard to have terms at their 
discretion at which he can conveniently pay 124Z. in which Adam Gaynard, 
his father, was indebted at his death to the king for the arrears of his 
account of the time when he was sheriff of the county of Connaght in 
Ireland, as the king has granted William these terms in consideration of 
his good service to him in Scotland. By pet. of C. 

Oct. 19. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause the prior of Worcester to 

Beverley, have seisin of six acres of land in Bradewas, as the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said land, which William le 
Saffere of Bradewas, who was hanged for felony, held, has been in the 
king's hands for a year and a day and that William held it of the prior 
of Worcester, and that the township of Bradewas now holds the land and 
has had the king's year, day and waste, for which it ought to answer to 
the king. 

Oct. 18. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

South Burton, to be elected in place of William de Hastingges, who is incapacitated by 
illness and infirmity. 

Oct. 24. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent, or to his sub- 

Burstwick. escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of 

Edward de Besilles, tenant in chief, the manor of Alfynton, in that 

county, which is extended at 11Z. 15s. 3f<i. yearly, as the king has assigned 

it to her as her dower of the lands that belonged to Edward. 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Master Arnald 

Burstwick. Lupy de Tilio pardoned and remitted to the king before them 21 I. 6s. Id. 
of the 161. 6s. Id. that are in arrear to him beyond the 100s. that he 
received in the wardrobe by the hands of John de Drokenesford, keeper 
of the wardrobe, in the twenty- seventh year of the reign, of the 81l.6s.ld. 
in which the king was indebted to him for his wages and for the 
restoration of his horses for himself and his company of the time when 
he was in the king's service and at his wages in Gascony, as appears by 
the letters patent of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, lately supplying the 
king's place in the duchy [of Acquitaine] [°and the king wishes to satisfy 
him for what is in arrear to him] beyond the payment and pardon 
aforesaid : the king orders them to cause allowance and recompense to be 
made to Arnald in the exchequer for the 55Z. that he owes to the king 

* A caret mark here occurs in the enrolment, bat the omitted words hare not been 
supplied. 



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Oct. 24. 
Burst wick. 



Oct. 30. 
Burst wick. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

for an imprest made to him in the king's wardrobe by the hands of the 
said John in the twenty -sixth year of his reign in the 55/. thus in arrear 
to him, receiving from him the letters of the said earl by which the king 
was bound to him in the said 81/. i's. Id. It is provided that John, who 
was appointed to make certain payments to the king's men-at-arms of 
Gascony, shall be charged with the said 76/. 6s. Id. in his account. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. "Whereas the king, on 
13 April, in the thirtieth year of his reign, among other lands that he 
granted to Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, for 
his life, granted to him the hundreds of Holt, Lodnyng, Knavering, 
Depwade and Henstede, in co. Norfolk, and of Blithyng and Waynes- 
ford, co. Suffolk, and he afterwards, on 4 October, in the thirty-second 
year, assigned the hundreds to the earl to have as of a certain value, to 
wit the hundred of Holt for 16/., the hundreds of Lodnyng and Knaver- 
ing for 20/., and the hundreds of Depwade and Henstede for 26/., and 
the hundreds of Blything and Waynesford for 38/., as contained in the 
king's letters patent to the earl [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, 
p. 262] : the king orders them to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
to be assigned to John de Sandale, king's clerk, from the wardships in the 
king's hands and in the escheator's custody that the king has not committed 
to Queen Margaret or others, the value of 4/. lis. Ojri. yearly, to have until 
the end of the term specified below, as the king on 10 February in the 
thirty-first year of his reign, for 140 marks paid by John into the 
wardrobe to John de Drokenesford, the keeper thereof, granted to John 
de Sandale the manor of Bergheby, co. Lincoln, which belonged to Stephen 
Peissun of Scotland, deceased, and which was then in the king's hands by 
reason of Stephen's enmity and rebellion, to have with all appurtenances 
for seven years from the preceding Michaelmas, as contained in the king's 
letters patent to John [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, p. 116] ; and 
the king, with the assent of his earls, barons and subjects who were lately 
with him in Scotland^ has admitted to his peace Ketel de Letham and 
Christiana, his wife, late the wife of the said Stephen, who were against 
him in the last war in Scotland, and has assigned to them as her dower a 
third of the said manor, which third is extended at 4/. lLs.Ojtf. yearly by 
the extent made by the escheator, and he wishes to make compensation to 
John therefor. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause to be assigned to Agnes late the wife of 
Nicholas Burdun, tenant in chief, the value of a third of 10/. yearly of rent 
from the lands of Nicholas, which are in the escheator's custody by 
reason of the minority of the heir of Nicholas, as Agnes lately demanded 
in the king's court before Balph de Hengham and his fellows, justices of 
the Bench, against John de Holt and Sibyl, his wife, and John, his son, 
her dower of the free tenement that belonged to Nicholas in Fugheleston, 
co. Wilts, to wit a third of 10/. of yearly rent, and John, Sibyl and John 
vouched to warranty Nicholas son and heir of Nicholas, a minor in the 
king's wardship, against Agnes, which John, Sibyl and John Nicholas de 
Warr [ewykia] , who sued for the king in this behalf in the name of the 
heir, warranted by a fine levied between them and the said Nicholas 
Burdun, and rendered to Agnes her dower ; wherefor it was considered 
by the said justices in the quinzaine of Michaelmas, in the thirtieth year 
of the reign, that John, Sibyl and John should hold the said 10/. yearly of 
land in peace and that Agnes should have the value of a third part 



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1304. 



Oct. 28. 
Burstwick, 



Oct. 28. 
Burstwiok. 



Oct. 31. 
Burstwick, 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

thereof from the land of the heir in the king's wardship, as appears by 
the record and process before the justices, which the king has caused to 
come before him. 

John son of Philip Lumbard of Tychewell, imprisoned at Norwich for 
the death of Olive, John's sister, whereof he is indicted, has letters to the 
sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Arnald (Arnaudus) de Meuryn, 
knight, has shown to the king that he pawned until a certain day letters 
that he had from the king for the wages due to him by the king and for a 
provision made for him by the king to Master Robert de Cornedale and 
Arnald de Puy, yeoman and merchant of Vitalis Brane, and to Vitalis, a 
merchant of Guncaud, for the costs and expenses incurred by him in 
various ways in the king's army and elsewhere under the expectation of 
the payment of the money due to him for his said wages and provisions, 
with condition that if he did not pay the money at that day, Robert, 
Arnald and Vitalis might sell or otherwise alienate the letters for their 
profit : the king, wishing to provide for Arnald' s indemnity, orders the 
mayor and sheriffs to inhibit Robert, Arnald and Vitalis on the king's 
behalf from presuming to put the said letters outside their hands or to 
make their profit thereof by reason of the non-observance of the day 
agreed upon. The king will cause the money for which the letters were 
given (oblu/ate) to be paid to Robert, Arnald and Vitalis out of the money 
that he owes to the said knight before he satisfies him for the balance. 
If the mayor and sheriffs find any similar letters pledged under like 
condition in their bailiwick, they shall cause like inhibition to be made 
concerning them. 

To Walter de Gloucestr [ia] , escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Aymer de Archiaco the manor of Wodemeresthorn, co. Surrey, and 
seven acres of meadow there, as the king lately, by reason of the war 
between him and the king of France, caused all the lands that belonged 
to Fulk de Archiaco, deceased, like all the lands of other aliens of the 
power of the king of France in his realm, to be taken into his hands, and 
Aymer, after the conclusion of the war, came to the king's court, and 
asserted that the said Fulk, his father, held the lands at his death by the 
courtesy of England of the inheritance of Mabel, his late wife, Aymer's 
mother, and prayed that the lands should be rendered to him in right of 
inheritance ; and the king, although he might have retained the lands in 
his hands for certain reasons, to wit both because Aymer is derived from 
parts beyond sea, as he acknowledged in the king's court, and because the 
truth as to his age could not be made known or enquired by inquisition in 
due manner, has rendered the lands to Aymer, because it is found by an 
inquisition taken by the escheator according to the custom of England 
concerning the right due to Aymer in the said lands that Fulk held at his 
death by the courtesy of England of the aforesaid inheritance two parts of 
the said manor of the earl of Gloucester and the said seven acres of 
meadow of Roger de la Logge, and that Maud de Kyme,t tenant in chief, 
held at her death a third of the said manor in dower of Mabel's 
inheritance, and that Aymer is Mabel's next heir and is of full age, and 
that the reversion of the third part pertains to Aymer. By p.s. [5140.] 

* Described in the writ of privy seal as one of the daughters and heirs of 
William de Fortz. 
f Described in the writ of privy seal as Aymer's grandmother. 



188 



CALENDAK OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1304. 

Nov. 6. 

Burst wick. 



Nov. 8. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. e. 

Burstwick. 



Nov. VI. 
Burstwick. 

Nov. 12. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause a hundred great pike to be 
bought and purveyed, in addition to those that the king has caused to be 
put by the bailiff in his stews at Wodestok, and to cause them to be put in 
the same stews. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, 
in part payment of 500Z. that he granted to William de Sancto Paulo, 
Arnald de Sancto Martino and certain of their fellows, citizens of Bayonne, 
in aid of their expenses in a prosecution made by them in the king's 
name against William de Saut, late citizen of Bayonne, granted to them 
the 201. by which Brother William de Genestis, late prior of St. Katherine 
du Mont (in Monte) near Bouen, appointed abbot of that place in the 
place of J. the late abbot by the archbishop of Bouen, made fine with the 
king before the treasurer and barons that he might make the fealty due 
to the king for the temporalities of the abbey to him in his chancery at 
York, and that he should not come to him at Strivelin in Scotland for 
this purpose, and also the 100s. by which the archbishop and dean and 
chapter of St. Mary's, Bouen, made fine with the king in chancery to 
have a writ of general attorneys for them by the abbot of St. Katharine's 
[du Mont], near Rouen, and by the abbot of St. Ouen, Bouen, or either of 
them, for two years; and Brother William has paid the 201., and the 
archbishop, dean and chapter have paid the 100s. to William and Arnald, 
as they have acknowledged, for themselves and their fellows, in chancery : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause Brother William and 
the archbishop, dean and chapter to be acquitted accordingly. 

To John de Daneeastre, keeper of the castle of Tykhille and of the 
manors of Grengeleye and Wheteleye. Order to cause great trees and 
underwood to be sold from the woods of the manors up to the value of 401. , 
where it may be done to the least damage, by the view and testimony 
of two men of the manor, and to cause the king's lands of the manors to 
be tilled and sown therewith. 

Bichard Orderich of Seggesleye, imprisoned at Stafford for the death of 
John le Bercher of Forton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Stafford to bail him until the first assize. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Whereas the king lately ordered John 
Sampson, constable of the king's castle of that town, to receive William 
Stote of Dundovenal, John Ofthehull of Fauside, John le Taillur of 
Gobisky and Henry de Strivelyn, Scots, who held the castle of Strivelyn 
against the king and who afterwards submitted themselves to the king's 
will, from John Balant, master of the ship called 'La Katerine 1 of Saltcotes, 
and to keep them safely in that castle until further orders, and to pay to 
each of them 2d. a day for their maintenance for so long as they 
should remain there ; and there are no issues of the constable's bailiwick, 
and he has nothing of the king's elsewhere out of which he can make these 
payments : the king orders the bailiffs to pay to the constable 2d. a day 
for each of the said Scots from 6 August last, on which day they were 
first received into the castle, for so long as they shall be in the castle. 

The treasurer ordered [this], by the testimony of William de Thorn toft. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

Nov. 1 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Burstwick. Maundevill to be acquitted of the 100 marks exacted from him for 

the fine that he made with the king for a trespass of venison that he was 



32 EDWARD I. 



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1304. 



Nov. 12. 

Burstwick. 



Nov. 7. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 7. 

Burstwick. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

said to have committed in divers of the king's forests, as the king, on 
28 October, in the thirtieth year of his reign, pardoned him this sum for 
his good service rendered in Gascony and elsewhere [Calendar of Patent 
Bolls, J 301-1307, p. 67] . 

To the she rift of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Ralph Moraunt, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. As William de Cleydon has sold to the king 
a water-mill at Oreford in that county for 80 marks, the king orders the 
sheriff, when William's charter of feoffment of the mill to the king and 
his heirs shall have been made and the sheriff shall have received it with 
seisin of the mill from William, to pay the 80 marks to William, and to 
deliver the charter to William de Carleton, king's clerk, to be brought 
to the exchequer for custody. 

William son of Geoffrey Gavel of Great Yarmouth, imprisoned at 
Great Yarmouth for the death of John de Drayton, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Roger Morsel 
and Anastasia, his wife, have been taken and imprisoned at Lanceton for 
a disseisin made by them upon Warin de Trelulla of six perches of land 
in length and six perches in breadth m Trelulla near Trewana, co. Corn- 
wall, from which prison they cannot be delivered without the king's 
special order : the king orders the treasurer and barons to send some one 
in whom they have confidence to the sheriff of Cornwall, so that he and 
the sheriff may cause Roger and Anastasia to be delivered from prison, if 
they be detained solely for what pertains to the king of the re-disseisin, 
upon receiving from them a reasonable fine for what pertains to the king 
for the said trespass. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to permit the abbot of King's 
Beaulieu to receive a yearly rent of 10 marks in the borough of Helleston, 
which is of the Hundred of Kerior, in that county, as the king learns by 
an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the abbot and his predecessors 
have received the rent from the time of the making of a charter that they 
have from Richard, late earl of Cornwall, the king's uncle, by the hands 
of the reeves of the borough, and that they thus received it in the times 
of Richard and also of Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, the king's 
kinsman, by virtue of the charter aforesaid. 

To the bailiffs at Lenne of the bishop of Norwich, of Robert de Monte 
Alto and of William de Carleton. Whereas the king lately, at the 
prosecution of Ralph Gedge and John de Pycheford, burgesses and 
merchants of Scardeburgh — suggesting that two of their ships with their 
goods and chattels in them were driven by contrary winds to the port of 
Northbern, within the land and power of the king of Norway, and were 
unjustly arrested by Erlingr (Uelencf) Hildeson, the said king's bailiff at 
Northbern, and were detained from them — requested the said king by his 
letters to cause the ships, goods and chattels to be restored to the 
merchants and to cause justice to be done to them, and afterwards because 
the said king had done nothing in this matter, but had wholly failed 
in showing justice to the said merchants, as the king learned from 
their complaint and from the letters patent of the men of Scardeburgh 
under their common seal testifying this, the king ordered the bailiffs 
pf Boston to arrest goods and wares of the men and merchants of the land 



190 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 



Nov. 19. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 19. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

or power of the king of Norway found within the town of Boston to. 
the value of 100Z., and ordered the said bailiffs of Lenne to cause goods to 
the like value to be arrested within their town, and to cause them 
to be kept safely until otherwise ordered, and to certify the king of their 
proceedings, of whose goods they should ha^e arrested, and of their value: 
the king, although the bailiffs of - Lenne have signified to "him that 
they have in their custody goods and wares of the men and merchants 
of the land and power of the king of Norway to the value of 100Z., to wit 
boards (borcT) 9 fish and 'sparres' in divers ships, has stayed further 
execution for the said merchants because it was suggested to him by certain 
merchants of Norway that his said merchants had not lost their goods or 
wares to the value aforesaid, nor half thereof, and that the king of Norway 
had not failed them in any justice sought from him as they alleged; and 
the king, at the request of his said merchants, who asserted that certain men 
and merchants of the towns of Newcastle-on-Tyne and Hertepole know 
what goods and wares they lost in form aforesaid, and whether or not 
the king of Norway has failed to show them justice, has caused the men 
and merchants of Newcastle and Hertepole to be examined as to this ; 
and he learns by their examination returned to him that goods and wares 
of his said merchants were arrested and detained to the value of 200/., 
and that the king of Norway had failed to do them justice, as is afore- 
said : the king therefore orders the bailiffs to cause the goods and wares 
in their custody to be appraised in the presence of the said merchants of 
Norway, if they wish to be present, and to cause them to be delivered to 
the king's said merchants to the value of 100Z., in part satisfaction of 
the said 2001., certifying the king of their proceedings herein without 
delay. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wodhull, tenant in chief, the 
following of the knights' fees that belonged to- Thomas, which the king 
has assigned to her in dower : a fee in Munden Frivill, co. Hertford, 
which John de Fryvill holds, and which is extended at 100s. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in the same town, which moiety John 
de Eyvill holds, and which is extended at 50s. yearly ; a 
quarter of a fee in the same town, which quarter Reginald de 
Grey holds, and which is extended at 25s. yearly ; a third of a moiety in 
Sutton atte Hone, co. Kent, which third William de Haghlegh holds, and 
which is extended at 66s. 8d. ; a third of a moiety of a fee in the 
same town, which third the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England holds, and which is extended at 66s. 8d. yearly ; a third of a 
moiety of a fee in the same town, which third William de Canti Lupo 
holds, and which is extended at 66s. 8d. yearly; 2£ fees in La Leye, 
co. Bedford, which Reginald de Grey helds, and which are extended at 10L 
yearly; a moiety of a fee in Horton, co. Northampton, which moiety Ralph 
le Botiller, Henry de Sewell, and the heirs of Richard Gobyon hold, 
and which is extended at 4L yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Plumpton and 
Foxle, in the same county, which moiety William de Sancto Johanne 
holds, and which is extended at 30s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Horton, 
in the same county, which quarter John de Wytlebiry holds and which is 
extended at 40s. yearly; a quarter of a moiety of a fee in Astwyk, in the 
same county, which quarter the heirs of Ranulph le Gras hold, and which 
is extended at 10s. yearly. 

To the sheriff of York. As the king wills that his exchequer shall 
be sent to Westminster, so that it shall be there on the morrow of 



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1304. Membrane 1 — emit. 

St. Hilary next, he orders the sheriff to cause the rolls, tallies, memoranda 
and all other things concerning the exchequer and the rolls of his Bench 
to be carried to that place out of the issues of his bailiwick, as shall 
be more fully enjoined upon him on the king's behalf by W. bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, the treasurer. By K. 



1303. 

Nov. 24. 

Dunfermline. 



Nov. 25. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane lid. 

John Giffard of Boyton acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Gloucester, Wilts and 
Southampton. 

John Herbert acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorn toft, 
clerk, 18s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

John de Hotot acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, 
clerk, 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Northampton. 

(Cancelled on jiayment. 

John son of John de la Dune, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Thorntoft 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

John son of John de Billesleye acknowledges that he owes to Master 
John de Kenle 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Worcester and Warwick. 

To W. bishop of Worcester and to his official, and to their com- 
missaries. Order not to attempt anything in the king's free chapel of 
St. Oswald's, Gloucester, or against the prior and canons thereof that 
may in any way redound to the prejudice of the king or the chapel, or 
the prior or canons, as the chapel was founded of the alms of the king's 
progenitors, and like his other free chapels is wholly exempt from the 
jurisdiction of the ordinary, and they are endeavouring, as the king 
learns, to exercise the jurisdiction of the ordinary in the chapel and over 
the prior and canons. 

Vacated t because otherwise below. 



John de Eatynden acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, 
clerk, 17*. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to put Robert, archbishop of 
Canterbury, if the prior of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, find security to 
prosecute his claim, by safe pledges to be before the king in the octaves 
of the Purification, to show cause why he has presumed to exercise the 
j arisdiction of an ordinary in the church of St. Oswald, Gloucester, which 
is the king's free chapel founded of the alms of his progenitors, kings of 
England, and is wholly exempt from all jurisdiction of the ordinary, and 
why he has presumed to fulminate sentences, of excommunication 
against the prior and canons of the church and to inflict other grievances 
upon them, in contempt of the king, the prejudice of his royal dignity, 
an<J the damage of the prior to the amount of 200Z. and contrary to the 
kings inhibition. [Prynne, Records f iii, p. 1026.] 



192 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1303. 

Dec. 28. 
Dunfermline, 



Dec. 14. 
Uunfermline. 



Dec. 20. 
Dunfermline. 



Dec. 20. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

To W. bishop of Worcester and to his official, and to their commissaries. 
Whereas the church of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, was founded of the alms 
of the king's progenitors and is wholly exempt from the jurisdiction of 
the ordinary, and King William [II] granted the church by his charter 
to Thomas, archbishop of York, for certain exactions and claims that 
Thomas made against Eobert, then bishop of Lincoln, for releasing 
certain churches and possessions, to have the church to the archbishop 
and his successors wholly exempt from all jurisdiction of the diocesan or 
the metropolitan other than the archbishops of that place, as the king's 
progenitors held it before the grant, which grant was confirmed by certain 
popes by their papal letters ; and the priors and canons of that place have 
always hitherto been exempt as well by virtue of the grant aforesaid as by 
reason of the exemption from all jurisdiction of the diocesan of the place 
or of the metropolitan other than the archbishop of the said place [i.e. 
York] ; and the king now understands that the bishop and his official and 
their commissaries, having no consideration to the said grant and confir- 
mation, are endeavouring to exercise the jurisdiction of an ordinary in the 
said church and over the prior and canons, which, if allowed, would re- 
dound to the king's prejudice and the derogation of the exemption, grant 
and confirmation : the king inhibits them from attempting anything in 
the church or against the prior and convent that may fall to the prejudice 
of the king or of the said church or of the prior and canons. [Ibid. 
p. 1027.] 

Memorandum } that Eichard de Duff eld, clerk, attorney of Payn de 
Sevenak, executor of the will of William de Bernewell, came into 
chancery at York, on 25 November, and acknowledged that he had 
received in the executor's name from Eoger de Mortayn, knight, by the 
hands of Andrew de Staumford 8 marks, in full payment of 19/. 13s. id. 
in which Eoger was bound to William by a recognisance made in 
chancery, of which 8 marks Eichard will save Eoger and Andrew 
harmless against Payn and others. 

Eobert de Bucton and Clement de la Grene of Seterington acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Thorn toft, clerk, 11 marks 5s. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Memorandum, that Hugh de Bruges, attorney of John le Hayward, 
came into chancery at York, on 24 November, and acknowledged that he 
had received in the said John's name from Eoger de Eyvill 10 marks, in 
full payment of 60 marks, in which Eoger was bound to John by a 
recognisance made in chancery, and Hugh then acknowledged that John 
had been satisfied for another 60 marks in which Eoger was bound to 
John by a like recognisance, and promised to save Eoger harmless 
concerning the said 120 marks against John and others. 

Eobert de Mar, parson of a moiety of the church of Ekynton, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, dean of York, 17/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. — The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Note of fayment of all but half a mark. 
Cancelled. 

Thomas de Muiton, lord of Gilleslaund, acknowledges that he owes 
to Stephen de Mauleye, archdeacon of Clyveland, 1,500/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos, York, Cumberland, 
Lincoln and Westmoreland. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment, 



32 EDWARD I, 



198 



1304. 
Jan. 7. 

Dunfermline. 



Jan. 18. 
Dunfermline. 



March 24. 
St. Andrews. 



April 8. 
Sandford. 



Jan. 30. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Reginald Gleye came 
before the king, on Tuesday, the morrow of the Epiphany, and sought to 
replevy to Gilbert de Hancergamel, Adam del Holm and Alice, his wife, 
their land in Warton, which was taken into the king's hands for 
their default before the said justices against Juliana de Kirkeby in Kendale. 

In like manner Geoffrey de Holm and Jul[iana], his wife, came before the 
king, on Wednesday after the Epiphany, and sought to replevy their land 
in Neuton-on-Derewent, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default against Alan Ecop and Beatrice, his wife. This is signified to the 
justices of the Bench. 

In like manner William de Eston came before the king, on the said 
Wednesday, and sought to replevy to Robert de Giseburn of Jarum 
the latter' s land in Jarum, which was taken into the king's hands for his 
default against William de Soraldeby. 

Robert de Bardelby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Barneby near Calthorp 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Order and request not to compel 
John de Cheffeld, king's clerk, parson of the church of Fuldon, in the 
diocese of Norwich, who is continually engaged in the king's service by 
the king's order, to make residence in his benefice aforesaid or to take 
orders (ordines), provided that he be in minor orders (infra $acro$), for so 
long as he shall be thus engaged in the king's service, as the king's clerks 
ought not to be compelled to take orders or to make personal residence in 
their benefices while they are engaged in his service, or to be molested 
or disquieted in this connexion in any way, and the king and his 
progenitors have always used this liberty or privilege for their clerks for 
time out of mind. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1027.] 

The like to the same for William de Brichull, parson of the church of 
Denton, in the diocese of Norwich. [Ibid.] 

The like to the same for Peter de Donewico, beneficed in the aforesaid 
diocese. By p.s. [4322.] 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the same for Robert de Chishull, parson of the church of 
Great Saxham, in the diocese of Norwich. By p.s. 

[Ibid.] 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Henry le Messager, attorney of 
John de Lancastr[ia], to sue in chancery in John's name for certain 
tenements in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir of 
Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, which John asserts pertains to him, from 
the octaves of St. Hilary until the quinzaine of Holy Trinity next. 

Thomas de Cornubia, clerk of the king's chancery, puts in his place 
William de Ayremynne, clerk, to receive in his name the law that Brother 
Thomas de Donecastr[ia], prior of the order of St. Mary of Bethlehem in 
England, waged to the said clerk of a debt of 6 marks, which the clerk 
exacts from him before the chancellor. 



* Called John de Shefeld in the marginal title. 



1023Q 



N 



194 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1304. 
Jan. 16. 

Dunfermline. 



Jan. 10. 
Dunfermline. 

Jan. 5. 
Dunfermline. 



Jan. 1. 

Dunfermline. 



1303. 
Dec. 11. 

Dunfermline. 



1304. 

Jan. 26. 

Dunfermline. 



Membrane I6rf. 

John son of "William de Meburn Maud (MatilV) eame before the king, 
on Thursday after St. Hilary, and sought to replevy to Henry 
Chaumpeneys and Christiana, his wife, Emma, late the wife of Adam 
Buche of Ulvesby, and Petronilla, her sister, their land in Ulvesby and 
Skirwyth, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before 
the justices of the Bench against Agnes, late the wife of William Doget. 
This is signified to the justices. 

William de Kancia is sent to the abbot and convent of Colchester. — 
He ivas afterwards sent to the prior and convent of Merton. 

John de Euda and Hugh de Escrik and Agnes, his wife, came before 
the king, on Sunday after the Circumcision, and sought to replevy their 
land in Great Hoyland, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Joan, late the wife of Giles 
de Playz. This is signified to the justices. 

To the master of the order of Friars Preachers and to the diffinitores and 
the brethren about to assemble in their chapter- general at Toulouse. 
Bequest that they will pray for the king and his consort, Edward, prince 
of Wales, and all the king's other children, and for the prosperity of his 
realm. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1037.] 

Alexander de Swyneburn acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Fyssheburn 111. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northumberland. 

To the master of the order of Friars Minors and to the diffinitores and 
the brethren about to assemble at their chapter- general at Assisi. Bequest 
that they will pray for the king and his consort, Edward, prince of Wales, 
and all his other children, and for his people and for the good estate of 
his realm. [Fcedera ; Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1037.] 

Henry Spigurnel and William de Sancto Georgio are appointed (con) 
[justices] to deliver Ely gaol of Adam de Melkesham of Elm, who was 
put in exigent to be outlawed after the eyre of the last justices in eyre 
and who, upon hearing of this, surrendered himself to that prison to 
stand to right. 

Vacated, because on the Patent Roll. 

Thomas de Lavynton came into court before the king, on Sunday the 
morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul, and sought to replevy to Walter 
Colkyng, Eobert Laurenz and Alice, his wife, and Eoger Colkyng, their 
land in Childhampton near Wylton, which was taken into the king's 
hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against Emma, 
late the wife of John Haydore. This is signified to the justices. 

Enrolment of deed of John de Drokenesford, clerk, witnessing that he 
has granted to the king the homage and entire service of Eobert le 
Chaumberleyn, lord of Cumpton, co. Wilts, for all the lands that Bbbert 
holds of John in the towns of Cumpton and Northington, in that county, 
and in Dunton, co. Buckingham. Witnesses : Sir Philip de Wyleghby, 
chancellor of the exchequer, William de Carleton, Peter de Leycestrfia], 
John de Insula, Eoger de Hegham and Master Eichard de Abyndon, 
barons of the exchequer; Sir Hugh de Notingham and Sir John de 
Kirkeby, clerks. Dated at York, 24 April, 31 Edward [I]. 



82 EDWABD L 



195 



Jan. 26. 
Dunfermline. 

Jan. 30. 

Dunfermline. 



Jan. 20. 

Dunfermline. 



[304 Membrane 16d — cont. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York, on 26 January, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed of the aforesaid Robert, witnessing that whereas 
John de Ferlington, knight, of whom he held his lands in Cumpton, 
Northyngton and Dunton by knight service, has granted by his charter 
to Sir John de Drokenesford, clerk, Robert's homage and service due and 
accustomed by reason of the said lands, Robert has, by order of John de 
Ferlington, done homage and fealty to Sir John de Drokenesford, his 
lord, for the said lands on the day of the making of this charter in the 
manor of Borhunte near Suthwyk, in the presence of Sir Roger Lancelevee, 
Baldwin de Bello Alneto, John de Scures, John de Grymested, Richard 
de Borhunte, knights, John de la Lee, sheriff of Southampton, Hugh 
Brayboef, Richard de Porteseye, Michael Crok, Richard de Wynton[ia] 
and others. Dated at Borhunte, 4 March, 31 Edward [I]. 

Simon de Trewyk is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Albans. 

Geoffrey Russel is sent to the abbot and convent of St, James without 
Northampton in the place of William de Tychefeld, lately sent thither by 
the king and now dead, as the king learns. 

Thomas de Munteny acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, 
dean of St. Peter's, York, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Master Robert de Sauthorp, parson of the church of Apelton in Rydale, 
acknowledges that he owes to Richard Wade 40s. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William de Stirkeland, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Burgo, clerk, 13s. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Jan. 28. To Philip, king of France. The king, being frequently moved by the 

Dunfermline, complaints of his merchants of England that they have suffered during 
the armistice (suferencia) or truce lately entered into between the 
two kings many injuries, robberies, damages and grievances from 
mariners and others of Philip's realm and power, has ordered 
Robert de Burghersse, constable of Dover castle, and John de Bauquell, 
seneschal of Ponthieu, who were appointed on the king's behalf «fco 
enquire together with the lord of Sanqu(e)vill and Moutoun de Blanvill, 
knights of King Philip, concerning these damages, and to make amends 
for them, as was agreed by the envoys of the two kings in the treaty 
(reform acione) of peace concluded between the two kings, to be in person 
at Mosteroll' on Sunday in three weeks from Easter to hear there with 
King Philip's knights aforesaid the complaints of merchants on both' 
sides and to make due amends concerning such complaint in accordance 
with the commission made to them. The king therefore requests 
King Philip to order his said knights to meet the king's knights on the 
said Sunday at Mosteroll', and to hear the aforesaid complaints with 
them, and to do further and execute in this matter what ought to be done 
according to the commission made to them, and King Philip is requested 
to signify by his letters to the king's said knights or one of them what he 
shall cause to be done in this matter. [Feed era.] 



196 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 

Jan. 28. 
Dunfermline. 



Membrane 16d — cont. ^f 

To Robert de Rurghersshe, constable of Dover castle, and John de 
Bauquell, seneschal of Ponthieu. Order to be in person at Mosteroll' in 
three weeks from Easter for the purpose mentioned above, and notifica- 
tion that the king has requested the king of France to cause his knights 
aforesaid to meet Robert and John as above. Duplicated. 

Gilbert de Boterden acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de 
Trewynnek 40.9. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Jan. 28. To Philip, king of France. The king — understanding that King Philip 

Dunfermline. nag appointed by his letters Master James de Courcell', canon of Arias, 
and John, lord of Fyennes, knight, to enquire with two persons to be 
deputed by the king concerning the excesses, violences, wrongs and 
robberies upon the sea and other damages inflicted upon the men of the 
Cinque Ports by men of the town of Calais and upon the men of the 
town of Calais by men of the Cinque Ports, and to carry out (expedient) 
what they shall find clear and to refer to King Philip what they shall find 
doubtful — has appointed Robert de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle, 
and Master Philip Martel, D.C.L., to make inquisition together with the 
said Master James and John, and to carry out what they shall find clear 
and to refer to the king what they shall find doubtful, and to go in person 
to Calais, so that they shall be there in the quinzaine of Easter next at 
the latest for the expedition of the said matter. The king requests King 
Philip to cause James and John to meet in person at the said day and 
place with Philip and Robert. [Fcedera.] 

Jan. 30. Master Henry de Cornubia, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Dunfermline. William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 100s. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment on the information of R. de Askeby. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Adam de Middelton acknowledges that he owes to John de Insula 
1000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. York. — The chancellor received his acknowledgment in his lodging 
at York, on the information of R. de Askeby. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

Memorandum, that Brother Thomas de Donecastr[ia], prior of the 
order of S. Mary of Bethlehem in England, had a day until the morrow 
of St. Hilary to do the law that he waged in chancery before the chancellor 
to Thomas de Cornubia, a clerk of chancery, of a debt of 6 marks that 
the latter exacts from him before the chancellor, and Thomas de Cornubia 
came at that day by his attorney, and the prior did not come either 
by himself or by attorney. Therefore [Incomplete.] 



MEMBRANE IU. 

Jan. 30. To the sheriff of Northampton. Whereas Henry de Pynkeny has 

Dunfermline, granted and rendered to the king by his deeds all his manor of Wedon 

Pynkeny, in that county, with the advowson of the priory in that town and 



32 EDWARD I. 197 



1301 Membrane lid — cont. 

with all the service of all his free tenants in the said manor and [in the 
manor] of Wappenham, and also the homage and entire service of Robert 
de Wauncy for one knight's fee and for the lands that Robert held of Henry 
in Astewell, in the same county, and the homage and entire service of 
William de Pynkeny for four knights' fees and for all the lands that 
William held of Henry in Morton, Solgrave, Astewell, Siresham and Hel- 
yngton, m the same county, and the homage and entire service of Geoffrey 
de Bredden for If knights' fees and for all the lands that Geoffrey held of 
him in Coleworth, Solgrave, Weston and Elinton, in the same county, 
and the homage and entire service of Peter de Monte Alto for 1 J knights' 
fees and for all the lands that Peter held of Henry in the said towns, and 
the homage and entire service of Richard de Mundevill for a knight's fee 
and for all the lands that Richard held of Henry in Thorp Mondevill, in 
the same county, and the homage and entire service of Robert de Pynkeny 
for a knight's fee and all the lands that Robert held of Henry in Earl's 
Barton, in the same county ; and he has also granted and rendered to the 
king 2£ knights' fees in Elinton, Astewell and Siresham, in the same 
county, whereof the prior of Brackeleye held one fee and Osbert Giffard 
held l£ of Henry, and a knight's fee in Earl's Barton, in the same 
county, which Seaman (Semannus) de Stok held of Henry, and also all 
other fees that Henry may have had elsewhere in the realm : the king 
orders the sheriff to distrain the aforesaid Robert, William, Geoffrey, 
Peter, Richard, Robert, the prior, Osbert, and Seaman and all others who 
he shall ascertain held of Henry by homage or knight service in that 
county to be before the king in fifteen days from Easter to do the fealty due 
to him by reason of the said grant and surrender and to receive further 
what the king's court shall consider in this behalf. 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Bedford, to distrain Robert son of Walter de Davyntre for 2£ knights' 
fees and for all the lands that Robert held of Henry in Tyngry, in 
that county. 
Oxford and Berks, to distrain Peter de Asherugg for one fee and all 
the lands, etc. in Bradewell, co. Oxford, the abbot of Cyrencestre for 
a fee and all the lands, etc. in the same town, Hugh Dodyngeseles 
for a fee and all the lands, etc. in the same town, John Neyrnut for 
a fee and all the lands etc. in Uffynton, co. Berks. 
Somerset, to distrain Robert de Locumbe for four fees and all the 

lands that he held of Henry in Locumbe, in the same county. 
Warwick, to distrain John de Pynkeny for a fee and for all the lands 
that he held of Henry in Iginton, in the same county, and William 
de Corby for one fee and all the lands that he held of Henry in 
La Grave, in that county. 
Essex and Hertford, to distrain Nicholas de Segrave for If fees and for 
all the lands, etc., in Elmedon, co. Essex, and Guy de Shenefeld 
for a knight's fee and all the lands, etc., in the same county, and 
Walter de Langeton, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, for half a 
fee and all the lands, etc., in Cristeshale, in the same county, and 
Walter de Bibesworth for a knight's fee and all the lands, etc., in 
Bybesworth, co. Hertford. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Whereas John de Drokenesford has granted to 
the king the homage and all the service of Robert le Chaumberleyn, lord 
of Cumpton, in that county, for all the lands that Robert held of John in 
the said town of Cumpton and in Northington, in that county, and in 
Dunton, co. Buckingham : the king orders the sheriff to distrain Robert 
to be before the king as above. 



198 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



13()4 Membrane 1M — cont. 

Feb. 10. Eichard de Stanlawe, executor of the will of William de Burnton, clerk, 

Dunfermline, acknowledges for himself and his co-executors that he owes to the king 10 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Memorandum, that Richard made this recognisance in order to have the 
king's writs for the debt for himself and his co-executors without making 
any other fine. 

Feb. 13. John Swayn acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Fisheburn 

Dunfermline. 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Northumberland. 

"William de Brunneby of York acknowledges that he owes to Master 
William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 



Feb. 10. 
Dunfermline. 



To the prior and convent of St. Swithin's, Winchester. The king is 
sending to them his ivobod i is, Q and requests that they will admit him with 
two horses and two grooms into their house until Michaelmas, and that 
they will find them in the meantime all their necessaries. By p.s. [4210.] 

lie was afterwards sent to Malmesbnry, to remain there until the said feast. 

Feb. 10. To Roger de Mortuo Mari. Whereas the king has granted to Amadeus, 

Dunfermline, coun t f Savoy, in part satisfaction of the 10,000 marks in which the 
king is bo and to him, the wardship of the lands that belonged to Richard 
son of Adam, late earl of Arundel, tenant in chief, during the minority of 
Richard's heir, and the king now understands that certain men of the 
town of Oswestry (AM Monasterii), which belonged to Richard at his 
death and which is in the count's hands by reason of the custody aforesaid, 
and of the parts adjoining have been and are still contrary and rebellious 
to the count's bailiffs and ministers in payment of rents and ferms and in 
doing other services : the king requests Roger to aid and counsel Master 
Bernard de Mercato, the count's attorney, and the others whom Bernard 
shall depute in the count's name in collecting and receiving the rents and 
ferms and the arrears thereof and in doing other things pertaining to the 
custody, when requested by them, so far as it may be done in good manner 
and without grieving the men of those parts. 
The like to Peter Corbet. 

Feb. 26. John de Horbury, parson of the church of Horseleye, acknowledges that 

Dunfermline. ne owes fa Adam de Middelton 100L ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Alan de Skotherskelf of York and Robert Wyles acknowledge that they 
owe to Master William de Pykering, archdeacon of Notingham, U. 6*. Sd. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



1303. 
Dec. 23. 

Dunfermline. 

1304. 

Feb. 28. 
Dunfermline. 



Robert de Melford is sent to the abbot and convent of Hayles. 

By p.s. [4140.] 

Henry de Lekeburn acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Sutton, 
clerk, 30s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

* In the privy seal, which leaves the choice of the abbey to the chancellor, the person 
concerned is called ' Johan de Arches, nostre wobodej 



32 EDWARD 1 



199 



1304. 
March 22. 

St. Andrews. 



March 6. 

Durie 

(Dover ip. 

April 8. 
Sandford. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Eobert de Pokelington came before the king, on Palm Sunday, and 
sought to replevy to John son of Hugh in (rectius de) Driffeld his land in 
Norfchcave, which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the 
king's court against Alice, late the wife of Hugh de Driffeld. This is 
signified to the justices. 

John son of Thomas Traylwenge of Yukflete acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 6 marks 6s. 8d.; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
forest of Feckenham before the coming of the justices of the Forest, so 
that it be made before Whitsuntide. 

[Capitula.] 

Partition of the knights' fees that John de Bella Aqua held at his 
death of the king in chief by the courtesy of England of the inheritance 
of Laderana, his late wife. 

The purparty of Nicholas son of Miles de Stapelton, kinsman and co- 
heiress of Laderana, a minor in the king's wardship : 

Eobert de Furneus and Maud, his wife, hold half a fee in Bordelby 

and elsewhere, and it is extended at 91. yearly. 
Robert de Ponte Fracto holds in Wylsthorp and elsewhere half a fee, 

and it is extended at 28Z. yearly. 
William de Bugthorp holds in Rughford half a fee, and it is extended 

at 251. yearly. 
The heir of William de Merston holds in Merston half a fee, and it 

is extended at 121. yearly. 
Simon de Kyme holds in Neuton Kyme a moiety of a fee, and it is 

extended at 81. 10s. Od. yearly. 
John de Kirkeby holds in Tokwyth a thirteenth of a fee, and it is 
extended at 50s. 

Total of the value of the fees: 80Z. 5s. Od. (sic). 
The purparty of Aucher son of Henry and Joan, his wife, the second 
daughter and heiress of Laderana : 

William le Vavassur and Richard le Waleys hold a quarter of a fee 

in Bylton, which is extended at 4Z. 10s. Od. yearly. 
Henry son of John de Hamerton holds a fee in Hamerton, and it is 

extended at 24Z. yearly. 
Richard de Malebys holds in Coupmanthorp a quarter of a fee, and it 

is extended at 10Z. yearly. 
John Mauleverer holds in Alverton and elsewhere 1^ fees, and they 
are extended at 14Z. yearly. 

Total of the value of the fees : 521. 10s. Od. 



March 26. 
St. Andrews, 



April 2. 
St. Andrews. 



Membrane I8d. 

Hugh de Escryk came before the king, on the morrow of the Annunciation 
of St. Mary, and sought to replevy to him and Agnes, his wife, and John 
de Ruga their land in Great Huland, which was taken into the king's hands 
for their default before the justices of the Bench against Joan, late the 
wife of Giles de Plessetis. This is signified to the justices. 

John de Amcotes came before the king, on Thursday in Easter week, 
and sought to replevy to Roger Hurtqarter and Alice, his wife, their land 
in Usflet, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before 
the justices of the Bench against Walter son of Auger de Rednesse. This 
is signified to the justices. 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1304. 

April 6. 
St. Andrews. 



Membrane 13d — cont. 



March 26. 

St. Andrews. 



March 26. 

St f Andrews. 



John son of John le Queynte came before the king, on Monday after 
St. Ambrose, and sought to replevy to Richard de Multon and Isabel, his 
wife, and John le Queynte their land in loleby, which was taken into the 
king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench. This is 
signified to the justices. 

To Lambert de Trykyngham, Thomas de Burnham, and Ealph de 
Lyttelbyry, appointed to assess the tallage in the king's cities, boroughs 
and demesnes in co. Lincoln. "Whereas the prior of St. Katharine's 
without Lincoln asserts that he ought to be quit of tallages by the late 
king's charter, which the king has confirmed, the king orders them to 
supersede until the octaves of Holy Trinity, unless otherwise ordered, the 
levying the tallage on the lands that the prior holds of the grant of the 
late king's or of other the king's ancestors in that county, first assessing 
it. 

The like in favour of the following : 

The prior of Sempingham for his lands in co. Lincoln. 
The prior of Newstead on Ankoln for his lands in the same county. 
The prior of Mareseye, addressed to Henry de Sutton, Richard de 
Furneus and Master Henry de Agmodesham, appointed for the 
aforesaid purpose in co. Nottingham. 
The prior of St. Ed[mund]'s Chapel, Cambridge, of the order of 
Sempingham, addressed to Humphrey de Waleden, William de 
Spaneby and Walter de Norwico, appointed in co. Cambridge. 
The prior of St. Andrew's, York, of the order of Sempingham, 
addressed to Roger de Hegham and Master Richard de Abyndon, 
appointed in the city of York. 

To Roger de Hegham and Master Richard de Abyndon, appointed 
to assess the tallage in the city of York. Like order in favour of the 
master and brethren of St. Nicholas's Hospital, York, who claim by a 
charter of Henry II, which the king has inspected. 

The prior of Newstead in Shirewode, who asserts that he holds all his 
lands in Papelwyk, Walcringham, and Misterton in frank almoin by the 
charters of the king's progenitors, which the king has inspected, has like 
letters addressed to Richard de Furneus, Henry de Sutton and Master 
Adam de Agmodesham, appointed to assess the tallage in co. Nottingham. 

The prioress of St. Clement's, York, who asserts that she holds her lands 

in the city of York in frank almoin by the charter of king °, which 

the king has inspected, has like letters addressed to Roger de Hegham and 
Master Richard de Abyndon, appointed to assess the tallage in the city of 
York. 

J. bishop of Carlisle, who asserts that he holds in frank almoin and 
quit of tallage the manor of Horncastre, co. Lincoln, which Walter, late 
bishop of Carlisle, acquired to himself and his successors and which he 
afterwards granted "by his charter to God and the church of St. Mary, 
Carlisle, which charter the late king confirmed by his charter, which the 
king has inspected, has like letters addressed to Lambert de Thrikingham, 
Thomas de Burnham, and Ralph de Lutlebury, appointed to assess the 
tallage in co. Lincoln. 



* The name of the king has been omitted inadvertently by the enrolling clerk. 



32 EDWARD I. 201 



1304. 



Membrane 13d — cont. 



The abbot of Redynges, who asserts that he holds all his tenements, lay 
and ecclesiastical, by the late king's charter, which the king has inspected, 
quit of all gelds and tributes, has like letters addressed to Roger de 
Hegham, Walter de Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale, appointed to 
assess the tallage in co. Kent. 

The said abbot has like letters addressed to Henry Spygurnel, Master 
John de Everdon, Walter de Mulesworth, and William de Rodeston, 
appointed to assess the tallage in cos. Oxford, Berks, Bedford and 
Buckingham. 

The said abbot has like letters addressed to Humphrey de Waleden, 
William de Spanneby, and Walter de Norwico, appointed to assess the 
tallage in co. Hertford. 

The said abbot has like letters to Richard de Furneux, Henry de Sutton, 
and Master Adam de Agmodesham, appointed to assess the tallage in cos. 
Warwick and Leicester. 

The abbot of Stanleye, who asserts that he holds by the charters of the 
king's progenitors, which the king has inspected, the whole soke of Stanley, 
co. York, in frank almoin and quit of tallage, has like letters to the said 
Richard, Henry and Master Adam. 

April 8. The abbot of Barlinges, who asserts that he holds in frank almoin all 

Sandford. his lands in [co.] Lincoln that his predecessors acquired by the charters 

of divers men, which charters the king has confirmed, has letters of 

respite addressed to Lambert de Trikyngham, Thomas de Burnham, and 

Ralph de Littlebury, appointed to assess the tallage in co. Lincoln. 

The abbot of Yaudey (Valle Dei), who asserts that he holds in frank 
almoin all his lands in Lincoln and Edenham that his predecessors 
acquired by the charters of divers men, which charters the late king 
confirmed by his charter, which the king has inspected, has like letters to 
the said Lambert, Thomas and Ralph. 

The rector and brethren of the house of Asherugge, who assert that they 
hold in frank almoin the manors of Cestreton and Ambresden, co. Oxford, 
which Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, granted to them by his charter, 
which the king has confirmed, have like letters to Master John de Everdon 
and Henry Spygurnel, appointed to levy the tallage in co. Oxford. 

The prior of Haverholm, of the order of Sempingham, has like letters 
to Henry de Sutton, Richard de Furneus and Adam de Agmodesham, 
appointed to assess the tallage in co. Nottingham. 

The said prior have like letters to Lambert de Thrikingham, Thomas de 
Burnham, and Ralph de Littelbury, appointed to assess the tallage in 
co. Lincoln. 

The prior of Ormesby, of the order of Sempingham, [has like letters] 
to Lambert de Thrikyngham, etc., in co. Lincoln. 

The prior of Catlee, of the order of Sempingham, [has like letters] to 
John de Insula, Master Richard de Havering, and Ralph de Dalton in 
co. York. 

The said prior has like letters to Lambert de Thrikingham, Thomas de 
Burnham, and Ralph de Littelbiri in co. Lincoln. 

The abbot of Barlinges, who asserts that he holds in frank almoin all 
his lands, etc., has letters to the said Lambert, Thomas and Ralph in co. 
Lincoln. 



202 CALENDAR OP CLOSE BOLLS. 

1304. 



Membrane 13d — cont. 



The master of the military order of the Temple in England, who asserts 
that be and his men ought to be quit throughout England of tallage by 
charters of the king's progenitors, which the king has inspected, has like 
letters to Richard de Furneaus, Henry de Sutton, and Master Adam de 
Agmodesham in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 

The said master has like letters to William de Carleton, William 
Haward, and Hervey de Staunton in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
The said master has like letters to the following : 

Adam de Crokedayk, John de Kirkeby, and Michael de Hartcla in cos. 

Lancaster, Cumberland, and Westmoreland. 
Henry Spygurnel, Master John de Everdon, Walter de Mullesworth, 
and William de Rodeston in cos. Oxford, Berks, Bedford and 
Buckingham. 
Roger de Hegham and Master Richard de Abyndon in the city of 

York. 
Roger de Hegham, Walter de Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale in 

cos. Kent, Middlesex, London, Surrey, and Sussex. 
John de Insula, Master Richard de Havering, and Ralph de Dalton 
in cos. Northumberland and York, except the city of York. 

The abbot of Waltham, who asserts that he holds his lands in Waltham 
and Nasingges by the charters of the king's progenitors, which the king 
has inspected, in frank almoin and quit of tallage, has like letters to 
Humphrey de Waleden and Walter de Norwico in co. Essex. 

Joan de Byddik, who asserts that she ought to be quit of tallages in the 
city and suburbs of London by divers charters of the late king made 
to Adam de Basinges and Augustine de Hadestok, her grandfather, of 
whom she is the heir, which charters the king has inspected, has like 
letters to Roger de Hegham, W. de Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale in 
the said city and suburbs. 

The prior of Holy Trinity, London, who asserts that he ought to be 
quit of tallages by the charters of the king's progenitors, which the king 
has inspected, has like letters to Roger de Hegham, Walter de 
Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale in the city of London. 

Robert Pugeys, who claims that he holds of the king all his lands in 
the manor of Brampton by homage and service and by rendering to the 
king yearly a sword, price 18^., for all service, has like letters to Henry 
Spygurnel, Master John de Everdon, Walter de Mulesworth and William 
de Rodeston in co. Oxford. 

J. bishop of Lincoln, who asserts that he holds in frank almoin all his 
lands that he holds by the charters of the king's progenitors in cos. 
Lincoln and Leicester, has like letters, etc. 

The dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln, who assert that they hold 
in frank almoin all their lands, as above, in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, 
Buckingham, and Huntingdon have like letters, etc. 

The dean of St. Martin's, London, who asserts that he ought to be free 
of tallage in the city and suburbs of London by the late king's charter, 
which the king has inspected, has like letter to Roger de Hegham, Walter 
de Glouc[estria] and John de Sandal, appointed to levy the tallage in the 
city of London. 



32 EDWARD 1. 



203 



1304. 
April 10. 

Stirling. 



March 30. 

St. Andrews. 



April 8. 
Sandford. 



March 26. 

St. Andrews. 



M embrane 1 3 d — cont . 

Henry Maunsel came before the king, on Friday after St. Ambrose, and 
sought to replevy to Master Nicholas de Ellerker the latter's land in the 
suburbs, which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the 
justices of the Bench against Joan, daughter of Thomas atte Gatende. 
This is signified to the justices. 

William de Kanc[ia], who was previously sent to the abbot and convent 
of Colchester, is sent to the prior and convent of Merton. 

Richard Bygor is sent to the abbot and convent of St. John's, 
Colchester. By p.s. 

Thomas son of Robert de Wymundham acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Walton, clerk, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

To Henry Spigurnel, Master John de Everdon, Walter de Mullesworth, 
and William de Rodeston, appointed to assess the tallage in the cities, 
boroughs and royal demesnes in co. Oxford. Whereas Joan, late the wife 
of Robert de Grey, asserts that she holds in dower certain lands in 
Bristhelmeston, Herdewyk and Eylesford, in that county, of the gift of 
the said Robert, the son and heir of Walter de Grey, to whom the late 
king granted and confirmed the said lands by his charter, which the king 
has inspected, to be held by the service of a twentieth of a knight's fee 
for every service, custom and demand: the king orders them to assess 
any tallage that may be due to the king in this behalf and to supersede 
the levying thereof until the octaves of Holy Trinity, unless they be 
otherwise ordered in the meantime. 

William Paytevyn acknowledges that he owes to William de Waleton, 
clerk, 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas son of William Traylewenge of Yucflet acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Hokclive acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bardelby, 
clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Master Richard de Abyndon, John Randolf, and Master John 
Gerberge, appointed [to assess] the tallage in the cities, boroughs and 
royal demesnes in co. Somerset. Whereas Alan de Plukenet, the king's 
yeoman, son and heir of Alan de Plukenet, asserts that he ought to be 
quit of tallage in the manors of Putteneye and Weerne, in that county, 
which his father had in exchange of the grant of the late king for the 
stewardship of the New Forest and for the manor and bailiwick of 
Lyndehurst, co. Southampton : the king orders them to assess any tallage 
that may pertain to him in this behalf and to supersede the levying 
thereof until the octaves of the Holy Trinity, unless they be otherwise 
ordered in the interim. 

The said Alan has like letters addressed to H. Spigfurnel], Master 
John de Everdon, Walter de Mullesworth, and William de Rodeston, 
appointed in co. Oxford, for the manor of Pydington, in that county, 
which Alan's father had as above. 



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The abbot of Stanleye, who asserts that he holds by charters of the 
king's progenitor, which the king has inspected, all the soke of Stanleye, 
co. Wilts, in frank almoin and quit of tallage, has like letters to Kichard 
de Furneux, Henry de Sutton, and Master Adam de Agmodesham, 
appointed in that county. 

April 17. Ralph Saunzavoir, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Culross. William de Grenefeld, the chancellor, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. — B. de Askeby received 
the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane IM. 

April 13. John de Seleby, parson of a moiety of the church of Rillyngton, 
Inverkeithing. diocese of York, and John del Newehagh, clerk, acknowledge that they 
owe to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 5 marks &s. 8d. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 



March 25. 
St. Andrews. 



April 4. 
Sfc. Andrews. 



To the bailiffs and men of Lym. Order to choose two of the more 
faithful and discreet men of that town for whom they will answer, who, 
after taking oath, shall be intendent to the levying and collection of 
certain customs and payments that strange and alien merchants have 
granted that they will give and pay to the king from their merchandise and 
goods to be brought into the realm or to be taken out of the same, and 
that they shall be answerable in all things concerning the levying and 
collection to Bertolt del Hospital, Thomas de Sweneseye, John Longino 
of Weymuth, and Geoffrey le Keu of Lym, whom the king has appointed 
by his letters patent to levy and collect the said customs and payments 
within that town and in all places thence to Plymmuth, and whom he 
empowered to appoint substitutes in places where they or one of them 
could not intend this matter. 

The like to the bailiffs and men of Weymuth, Toppesham, Teignemuth, 
Dertemuth, Portelmuth, and the mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

To pope B[enedict]. Letter recommending to him William de Viscont 
of Pysa, knight, and Henry, his son, and requesting him to show himself 
favourable to them in the matters concerning them, so that they may 
secure more ample grace in their affairs before him by the king's mediation. 

To Sir A. marquis of Ferrara. Letter recommending to him the said 
William and Henry and the affairs that they have to expedite before him, 
and requesting him to show them favour in these matters, so that they 
may feel that the king's prayers have been fruitful for them. 

The like to the duke of Calabria, eldest son of Sir Charles, king of 
Jerusalem (GerVm) and Sicily. 

To Charles, king of Jerusalem and Sicily. The king, wishing that the 
affairs that the said William and Henry have to expedite before the said 
king may be expedited, recommends William and Henry to him, and 
requests him to show them favour therein, so that they may feel that the 
king's prayers have been fruitful for them. 

To Sir N. bishop of Ostia and Veiletri, the papal legate. The king 
understands fully the letters that the bishop has sent to him that pope 
Benedict has advanced Brother Walter de Wynterburn, the king's 



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April 9. 

Sandford. 



April 17. 
Culross. 



April 10. 
Durie. 



Membrane 12d — conu 

confessor, to the cardinalate, and although the king had it greatly at 
heart that Walter should remain continually at his side, he requests the 
bishop to thank the pope on his behalf in such way as his discretion shall 
deem most suitable. The king intends shortly to do the like by his 
special envoys. He firmly believes that the good affection borne by the 
pope to him and his realm has among other things largely induced him to 
do this. [Prynne, Becords, iii, p. 1046.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king has granted 
to Philip, king of France, that he will cause to be provided and 
assembled in the port of Sandwich twenty good ships well and sufficiently 
provided with fencible men and other necessaries for war, in aid of 
the said king's expedition to Flanders, for four months from the day 
when they shall leave that port, at the king's expense, and also that 
the ships ought to be ready to go to Flanders before Midsummer next, 
and that they shall leave that port as soon as possible after the constable 
of Dover castle shall have received certain letters patent that the king 
ought to have from the king of France that this aid shall not prejudice 
the king or his heirs or his realm and also certain letters whereof 
the king has sent him (sibi) notes; wherefore the king has appointed 
Robert de Burghersh, Roger le Sauvage, and Peter de Donewyco, or two 
of them, to provide and cause to be provided and assembled in the said 
port the aforesaid twenty ships from the greatest, best and most sufficient 
that can be found in all the towns of his Cinque Ports or elsewhere 
towards the south throughout the whole sea coast from the city of London 
to the Isle of Wight, except the town of Dover, so that each ship shall 
be good and fit and shall be well and sufficiently found with forty fencible 
men at least and with other things necessary for the war : the king 
orders the mayor and sheriffs to be intendent to Robert, Roger and Peter 
in this matter and in all things concerning it, and that they shall do and 
heartily take up whatsoever they shall direct on the king's behalf, so that 
this matter shall not be delayed through the fault of the mayor and 
sheriffs. By p.s. [4381.] 

[Fcedera.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of the following ports : Sandwich, 
Wynchelese, Romenhale, Hethe, La Rie, Faversham, Hastinge, South- 
ampton, and Portesmuth. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Like order. [Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Surrey, Sussex and Southampton. [Ibid,] 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino and certain of their fellows, 
citizens and merchants of Bayonne, 100Z. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Boulton in Craven acknowledges that he owes to the said 
William and Arnald and their fellows 50/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that the said 150Z. were assigned by the king to the said 
merchants in part payment of 500Z. that he granted to them in aid of 
their costs and expenses in a suit [brought] by them in the king's name 
against William Saut, late citizen of Bayonne. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas it was agreed at the request of Philip, 
king of France, between the king and the envoys of King Philip lately 
sent to the king that from henceforth the king should cause his men, 



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merchants and others who are in Flanders to withdraw and return thence 
with their goods before Midsummer, and that the king should cause it to 
be proclaimed and ordered throughout his realm that the enemies of the 
king of France, Flemings and others, should leave this realm within the 
said time, under pain of forfeiture of their bodies and goods, and that he 
should cause inhibition to be made that the said enemies of the king of 
France shall not be received after that term or have any assistance, aid or 
succour or solace of victuals or other things anywhere within the king's 
power, provided that the king of France should do the like in regard to 
the king's enemies, Scots and others, who have been received in his land 
and dwell therein : the king orders the sheriff, after causing warning to 
be given that the king's men, merchants and others, in Flanders shall be 
warned by their friends and neighbours without delay to withraw from 
Flanders with their goods within the said term, to cause the inhibition 
aforesaid to be proclaimed. By p.s. 

[Feeder a.] 
The like to all the sheriffs throughout England. 
The like to the following : 

Robert de Burghesh, warden of the Cinque Ports, for the said 

ports, etc. 
John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place, 

to cause proclamation to be made throughout that land. 
Edward, prince of Wales, or to him who supplies his place, to cause 

proclamation to be made throughout Wales and co. Chester. 
A. bishop of Durham, or his steward, to cause proclamation to be 
made throughout his liberty of Durham. [Ibid,] 

May 8. Robert Pape of Crostthwayt acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Stirling. Keridale, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

April 17. To Nicholas Fermbaud and William de Brikehull, appointed to assess 
Cuhoss. and levy the tallage in the cities, boroughs, and the king's demesnes in 
co. Worcester. Whereas the king has ordained by his council that men of 
religion and others who claim to be quit of tallage in their lands by 
charters of the king's progenitors and of the king or in any other way, 
shall have respite therefor until three weeks from Holy Trinity next : the 
king orders them to supersede the levying until then of the tallage assessed 
in the lands that Elizabeth Portes of Tymberhegh asserts that she holds 
by charters of the king's progenitors by rendering one charter (sic) to the 
exchequer yearly, in order that the king may then cause to be done in this 
matter what he shall cause to be ordained in the meantime by his 
council. They are ordered to release to Elizabeth any distraint that 
they may have levied upon her in this behalf. 
The like in favour of the following : 

The prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, addressed to Adam de Crokedayk, 

John de Kyrkeby, and Michael de Hartcla in co. Cumberland, for 

the lands that he asserts that he holds in frank almoin by the 

charters of the king's progenitors and by the king's confirmation. 

The said prior, addressed to John de Insula, Master Richard de 

Haveryng, and Richard de Dalton in co. Northumberland. 
The prior of Durham has like letters addressed to Roger de Hegham 

and Master Richard de Abyndon in co. York. 
The master and brethren of the Holy Innocents without Lincoln, 
addressed to Lambert de Trykyngham, Thomas de Burnham, and 
Ralph de Lutelbiry in co. Lincoln. 



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1304. Membrane 12d — cont. 

The abbot of St. Augustine's, Bristol, addressed to Nicholas Ferm- 
baud and William de Brichull in the town of Bristol, 

The prior of St. James, Bristol, addressed to the said Nicholas and 
William. 

The prior of the Hospital of St. John, Bristol, addressed to the said 
Nicholas and William. 

Robert son of Ralph Streche, addressed to the said Nicholas and 
William in co. Worcester, for the lands that he asserts that he 
holds by charters of the king's progenitors by rendering 20s. yearly 
to the exchequer. 

Walter Dosevill and Margaret, his wife, Peter Prilly, and Alice, his 
wife, Maud de Houby and Maud Grymbamd (rectius Grymbaud), 
addressed to Richard de Furneys, H. de Sutton, and Master A. de 
Agmodesham in co. Leicester, for the lands in Medburn that they 
claim to hold by the late king's charters by the service of a 
twentieth of a knight's fee for all service. 

Lora, late the wife of Gilbert de Gaunt, addressed to Lambert de 
Trikingham, Thomas de Burnham, and Ralph de Littlebury in co. 
Lincoln, for the lands that she holds in dower of the lands of 
Gilbert, in which she asserts that she and her tenants ought to be 
quit of payment of the said tallage. 

April 17. To Roger de Hegham, Walter de Glouc[estria], and John de Sandale, 
Culross. appointed to assess the tallage in the city of London and in the suburbs. 
Like order to supersede until three weeks from Holy Trinity next the 
levying of the tallage on the goods of Tidemann Swart, merchant of 
Almain, brought by him to that city, as the king has ordained by his 
council that alien merchants coming into the realm with their goods and 
wares, who assert that they ought to be quit of payment of tallage by the 
king's charter, shall have respite until the said time for the tallage 
assessed on their goods and wares. 

The like in favour of many alien merchants. 

May 1. To pope B[enedict]. Letter commending to him J. bishop of Win- 

Stirling. Chester, and requesting him to further the matters concerning him and 
his bishopric to be promoted before the pope. [Fcedera.] 

To the prior and convent of St. Swithun's, Winchester. Order not to 
find necessaries in any way for .... , the king's wobodus, for whom the 
king lately requested them to find for him and two horses and "two grooms 
all their necessaries in that house until Michaelmas. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the said ivobodus. Order to go to the abbey of Malmesbury forth- 
with with the writ that the king sends directed to the abbot and convent 
of that monastery to find him and two horses and two grooms all 
necessaries until Michaelmas next, and to stay there until then. 

To the abbot and convent of Malmesbury. Order to admit the said 
wobodus, whom the king is sending to him, into their house with two 
horses and two grooms, and to find them all their necessaries in the 
meantime, for which the king will be grateful to them. 

May 20. Hugh de Escrik came before the king, on Wednesday the morrow of 

Stirling. St. Dunstan, and sought to replevy to himself, Agnes, his wife, and John 

de Ruda their land in Great Holand, which was taken into the king's 

hands for their default against Joan, late the wife of Giles de Plessetis. 

This is signified to the justices. 



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13Q4 MEMBRANE lid. 

May 18. To Brother J. Molay, master of the military order of the Temple in 

Stirling. Cyprus. Whereas Brother William de la More, master of the military 
order of the Temple in England, whose virtues the king commends, is 
going to Cyprus to the presence of the master by the latter's order and the 
king's licence ; the king recommends to his favour the said William, who 
is wholly ignorant of this, and requests him to treat William courteously 
and benevolently and to send him back with speed to the government of 
the possessions of the Temple under the king's dominion for his honour, 
which the king heartily desires may be augmented. The king knows and 
makes known to the master for certain, out of consideration for William 
and for the grateful and laudable services that he has heretofore rendered 
to the king and his realm in many ways, and for the great affection that 
the brethren under him are said to bear towards him, as his friendly 
bearing and honest conversation merit, that the affairs of the said Temple 
committed to William are directed to the utility and honour of the master 
(J. Molay) and are considered in harmony (felicius pertractantur). As 
the king has been long hindered by divers wars, of which he believes the 
master is not ignorant, from going to Jerusalem as he has vowed, whither 
he proposes to go with all speed when the wars have been composed, upon 
which journey he has fixed his whole heart, he requests the master to 
certify him in letters by the said William of the state of that land and 
of his advice in this behalf. 

May 23. John de Ermetriding came before the king, on Saturday the eve of 

Stirling. Holy Trinity, and sought to replevy his land in Eukeston, which was 
taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the 
Bench against Robert de Holand. This is signified to the justices. 

May 20. Peter le Walsh came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Dunstan, 

Stirling, and sought to replevy to Thomas Snoddyng his land in Nateby, which 

was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's court against 

Gilbert de Querton and Emma, his wife, Henry de Threlkeld, and 

William son of William de Goldington, This is signified to the justices. 

John de Musegrave, parson of the church of Rishinden, diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, clerk, 408. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln.— The chancellor received the acknowledgement. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 12. Geoffrey de Lastressen is sent to the abbot and convent of Tynterne. 
Stirling. By p.S. 

May 24. To Richard de Furneus and Adam de Amundesham, appointed to 

Stirling. assess and levy the tallage on the king's boroughs and demesnes in co. 
Leicester. Order to assess the tallage due to the king on the manor of 
Whytewyk, in that county, and to supersede the levying thereof until the 
next parliament, and to release to John de Bar any distress that they may 
have levied by reason of the tallage, as the king lately granted to John 
the said manor, which belonged to John Comyn, earl of Boghan, the 
king's late enemy and rebel, and which the king lately caused to be taken 
into his hands by reason of the earl's forfeiture, to have to John de Bar 
with all things pertaining to it, until his lands in the realm of France, 
which were seised into the hands of the king of France by reason of the 
war been the king and him, should be restored to him or until the king 
should cause other ordinance to be made concerning him. 



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June 10. 
Stirling. 



June 8. 
Stirling. 



June 8. 

Stirling. 



June 10. 
Stirling. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Isabel, late the wife of John Daubeny, tenant in chief, puts in her 
place Robert de Prestebury and Hugh de Brige to demand and receive 
in chancery her dower of certain lands in [blank] that John demised to 
Master William de Apperle for a term, which are not contained in the 
inquisitions returned into chancery made concerning the other lands that 
belonged to John at his death, and which the king caused to be taken 
into his hands and has now ordered to be extended. 

Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wadhull, tenant in chief, puts in 
her place Master William de Wodeford and Simon de Desby, clerks, to 
demand and receive in chancery her dower of the knights' fees and 
advowsons of churches that belonged to Thomas at his death and that 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of his death. 

Peter Becard acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Burton 90 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Richard Wade acknowledges that he owes to William de Thorntoft, 
clerk, 30s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Sir Philip, son of the count of Flanders, count of Chietti (Thiette) 
and Loretto (Laureth'), and to the 6chevins (escuvinnges) and consuls of 
the five good towns of Flanders. The king has received their letters 
praying him to suffer that the merchants of Flanders may trade with 
their goods in his realm peaceably and without hindrance. But as it 
- would be contrary to the form of the alliance made and sworn between 
him and the king of France if he were to grant that the latter' s opposers, 
merchants or others, should come into his power, as the king under- 
stands they are well aware, he cannot accede to their prayer at this time. 
As he does not wish that they should be surprised in his land as to their 
bodies or goods, he has allowed them to trade and make their profit as 
long as he could and he will suffer them to do so until Midsummer next. 
He is unable to suffer them longer without contravening his oath and 
promise, which he will not do in any way, especially as they have been 
warned of this some time since. He wishes them to know that he will 
labour willingly to obtain that they and the said merchants shall have 
love and peace with the king of France in good manner, and this he 
intends to do as speedily as he shall see time and place. [Fcedera.] 

To the abbot of Dereford. The king understands that the abbot of 
Premontr6 has specially sent certain of his proctors to exact from them a 
quantity of money for his use ; which exaction would be contrary to the 
king's ordinance against carrying any silver out of the realm and would 
otherwise redound to his prejudice : he therefore prohibits him from 
making any aid in money or other things from the conversion whereof 
money to be borne out of the realm may be had, under the name of a 
subvention, gift, or loan or in any other way without the king's assent 
and special licence. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1044.] 
The like to the following : 

The abbot Begeham. 

The abbot of Hales. [Ibid.] 

John Filol, yeoman of the king's butlery, who has long and faithfully 
served the king, is sent to the abbot and convent of .Bildewas. By p.s. 

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1304. 

June 10. 

Stirling. 



April 17. 
Culross. 

June 20. 

Stirling. 



June 18. 
Stirling. 



June 16. 
Stirling. 



June 20. 

Stirling. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
immediately upon sight of this order prohibiting any knight, esquire or 
other person from tourneying, tilting (burdar'), making jousts, seeking 
adventures, or otherwise going armed in any way without the king's 
licence. [Feeder a.] 

The like to the sheriff of York. [Ibid.] 

Nicholas de North wode is sent to the prior and convent of Merton. 

By p.s. [4402.] 

John de Meriet, knight, and Richard de Chiselden acknowledge that 
they owe to Matthew de Osgoteby 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in cos. Wilts and Dorset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Jol of Brakenholm acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de 
Surflete 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To the dean of St. Mary le Bow (de Arcttbus), and to his commissary. 
Whereas the king recovered in his court before his justices at York against 
Master Robert de Lacy his presentation to the church of Great Hale, in 
the diocese of Lincoln, which was void and pertaining to his gift by reason 
of the temporalities of the abbey of Bardenay, which were lately in his 
hands, and the said Robert propounded, as the king learns, before them 
in Court Christian in a case of unjust detention and occupation of the 
church, which is pending (vertitur) between Robert de Askeby, the king's 
clerk, whom the king presented to that church, in excepting against the 
king's said clerk that the presentation to the church did not pertain to 
the king on this occasion, which, if admitted, would tend to the weakening 
(enervacionem) of the king's right and of a judgment properly rendered in 
his court, especially as the right of presentation acquired by the king 
ought not to be quashed without his being consulted ; he inhibits the 
dean from attempting, or permitting anything to be attempted, before him 
in Court Christian that may prejudice the king or his right in any way, 
proceeding as befits in other things touching this cause whereof the 
cognisance pertains to Court Christian. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1025.] 

To the dean of Arches, London, and to his commissary. Whereas 
the king's free chapel of Tettenhale, which was founded of the alms of 
the king's progenitors, is, like his other free chapels, wholly exempt 
and immune from all jurisdiction of the ordinary, and the dean, 
endeavouring to exercise such jurisdiction in that chapel and in the 
prebend of Codeshale, in the same chapel, has caused Geoffrey de Stokes, 
dean of the chapel, and Master Thomas de Teffonte, prebendary of the 
said prebend, to be called before him concerning certain things touching 
the chapel and prebend ; which, if tolerated, would tend to the derogation 
of the king's royal dignity and of the exemption and immunity of the 
chapel: the king inhibits him from attempting anything, or permitting 
anything to be attempted, in this behalf that may tend in any way to the 
derogation of the king's royal dignity or of the exemption and immunity 
of the chapel aforesaid or of the dean and Thomas. 

To R. elect of London. Order to grant from his chamber to Michael 
de Clare, king's clerk, a suitable pension, making to him letters patent 
concerning the grant, as the bishop is bound by reason of his new creation 
to one of the king's clerks, to be nominated by the king, in a yearly 
pension, to be received from the bishop's chamber until he shall be 
provided by the bishop with a suitable ecclesiastical benefice. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 



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June 12. 

Stirling. 



June 12. 

Stirling. 



June 12. 
Stirling. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

John de Carleton has like letters to the prior and convent of Newburgh 
for a pension by reason of the new creation of the prior. By p.s. 

Whereas the king lately at the request of John, bishop of Lincoln, 
ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to cause to be removed from the church of 
Bardeneye all the lay force that held itself therein in order to disturb the 
bishop from exercising his spiritual office in the church ; and the sheriff 
returned to the king that he went to the church to make execution of the 
order, and that he found there resisting him Bobert de Baston, Simon 
de Edlington, Simon Merle, Robert the leech (medicwn), William the 
carpenter, Hugh, his servant, John de Curtilagio, Robert the winnower 
(vannatorem), Simon de Offington, Geoffrey le Hunter, Geoffrey le Porter, 
Philip le Porter, Stephen le Provost, Stephen le Plummer, Gilbert le 
Wayte, Thomas Illededy, Goscelin the forester, John Hardlad, William, 
the servant of William the carpenter, Robert the farrier (marescallam), 
Thomas Godard, William de Askeby, Nicholas Belle, John Joye, the 
elder, Geoffrey, his fellow, Geoffrey le Messager, Thomas Aunsel, Master 
John de Maldon and Eudp, late the servant of Adam de Gaunt, who did 
not permit him to remove the lay force there found , wherefore they were 
attached by the king's order to answer to him for the resistance and 
contempt aforesaid ; the king, at the instance of Robert, abbot of Barden- 
eye, has pardoned the said men the suit of his peace for the resistance 
and contempt aforesaid, and he wills that they shall not be molested or 
aggrieved henceforth in any way for this reason, and that any further 
suit commenced against them in his name shall be wholly superseded. 

By p.s. 

To [the pope]. Letter recommending to him Robert, abbot of 
Bardeneye, of the Benedictine order, in the diocese of Lincoln, who is 
coming in person to the pope upon certain affairs touching him and hie 
house, and requesting him to show favour to the abbot as to the said 
affairs. 

To N. cardinal deacon of St. Adrian. Letter recommending to him 
the said abbot, and request that he will use his influence with the pope 
for the speedy expedition of the affairs aforesaid, which the king has 
much at heart. 

The like to the following : 
N. bishop of Ostia and Velletri. 

P. bishop of Sabina. I -o ri^QA l 

J. cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter. ' W P- s - L 40yt> -J 
L. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata. 



Membrane lOd. 

Enrolment of deed of John Marmioun granting licence, in accordance 
with the statute of mortmain, to the abbot and convent of Peterborough, 
for the health of his soul and of the souls of his ancestors and successors, 
to receive the manor of Lullyngton, which is held of him, by the grant 
and assignment of John son of Thomas de Undele; to hold in frank 
almoin without rendering any service therefor to John Marmioun, so that 
neither he nor his heirs nor any one in his or their name may exact, take 
or claim hereafter any lordship, service or right. Witnesses : Sir Walter, 
bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Sir John de Insula, Sir Roger de 
Hegham, Master William de Wodeford, John de Hotot, Adam de Harudon, 
John de Islepe, Robert de Thorp. Dated at York, 2 July, 1304, in the 
32nd year of King Edward. 



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1304. 

July 5. 
Stirling. 



June 28. 
Jedburgh. 



Membrane lOd — cont. 

To Balph de Sandwico. The king understands that, upon the execution 
of his order to the collectors throughout the realm of the tenth imposed 
upon the clergy of England by the late pope Boniface YIII to levy, 
collect and pay to the king the money due from the tenth, — in pursuance 
of the said, pope's grant that the moiety reserved to him should be 
converted to the king's use in case the pope should die or should finish 
the war concerning the realm in Sicily before the end of the three 
years — one Master Gerard de Pecoraria, who asserts that he is an 
envoy sent a latere from the pope and has been made collector of 
divers sums both of the said tenth and of money due in aid of the 
Holy Land and the Eoman church, of whose authority for so acting the 
king is wholly ignorant, hinders the levying of the tenth by divers of his 
orders directed to the collectors contrary to the form of the grant afore- 
said, although at no time in the past any one so empowered by the Eoman 
court coming into the realm has executed, or ought to execute, any such 
commission without consulting the king. The king orders Ealph to 
take with him the mayor, aldermen and others of the richer and more 
discreet men of the city of London to such sufficiency as shall seem 
desirable, and to go to Master Gerard and to enjoin him on the king's 
behalf to come forthwith before Ealph at the Tower of London to hear 
the king's order ; and when he shall have come thither, to expound to 
him, [after seeing] that no notary public is there present, and to order him 
on the king's behalf to revoke entirely and annul such his orders, as he 
would wish to be preserved from the king's wrath, and that having con- 
sidered the matter, he shall forthwith carry (ponat) the revocation into effect, 
so that he shall cause his letters to be directed to the collectors of the said 
tenth in every diocese within the realm, and Ealph shall then send the 
said letters without any delay to the collectors by certain envoys of whom 
he has knowledge, the costs connected with which the king will cause to 
be paid to him in the wardrobe. He is ordered to warn Master Gerard 
that if he have any authority in his possession touching the premises, he 
shall be prepared to show it at a time and place when the king can attend 
to the matter in the presence of the king and of his council, in order that, 
when it have been seen and inspected, the king may cause to be done 
further in this matter what ought to be done by him and his council. If 
Master Gerard will not come before Ealph at the Tower, or if he come 
and refuse to make the revocation in form aforesaid, Ealph shall attach 
him until the king shall cause an ordinance to be made as to this. The 
king prohibits him [from allowing] any one to obtain a copy of the present 
letter by favour or trick, and orders him to certify the king under his seal 
as speedily as possible of his proceedings herein. [Prynne, Records, iii, 
p. 1032.] 

To the pope. The king has committed certain affairs touching his 
estate and the crown of England to Brother Walter de Wynterburn, 
cardinal priest, Brother Thomas de Jorz, Otto de Grandisono, knight, 
and Brother John de Wrotham, to be communicated to the pope secretly 
by them or three or two of them, and he requests the pope to hear 
favourably what they shall expound to him. [Feeder a.] 

To the same. Letter requesting him to excuse the stay of the said 
cardinal, whom the pope has recently ordered to come to him, as the king 
has kept the cardinal with him until now as envoy by reason of certain 
affairs touching him that cannot be conveniently carried out without 
his presence. [Ibid.] [By p.s. 4661.] 

To the same. Letter recommending to him Brother John de Wrotham, 
who has been for some time of the king's household, and requesting, him 



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to show special favour to him as to one in whom the king has full 
confidence concerning the matters that John has to expedite in the 
pope's presence for the king and his subjects. [Ibid.] 

[By p.s. 4633, 20 June.] 

To the same. Letter recommending to him Adam de Hodelston, 

knight, and request that the pope will show favour to him in the affairs 

that he has to expedite in the pope's presence, which the bearer of the 

presents will explain to the pope. [Ibid.] [By p.s. 4640, June 22.] 

To Charles, king of Jerusalem and Sicily. Letter recommending to 
him Brother John de Wrotham, the exhibitor hereof, who has long been 
of the king's household, and requesting him to show favour to John in 
the things that he has to expedite for the king and his subjects. [Ibid.] 

To J. bishop of Porto and St. Rufina. Letter recommending to him 
the said Brother John de Wrotham, requesting him to aid him, as one in 
whom the king has full confidence, in the matters that he has to expedite 
for the king and his subjects in the Roman court. [Ibid.] 
The like to the following : 

Sir P. bishop of Sabina. 

Sir T. bishop of Palestrina (Givitatis Papalis). 

Sir N. bishop of Ostia and Velletri. 

Sir L. bishop of Albano. 

Sir J. bishop of Tusculum. 

Sir J. cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter. 

Sir G. cardinal priest of St. Martin in Montibus. 

Sir R. cardinal priest of St. Potenciana. 

Sir J. [cardinal priest] of St. George (Gregorii) in Velabro. 

Sir L. [cardinal pries t] of St. Mary in Via Lata. 

Sir R. cardinal deacon of St. Eustace. 

Sir N. cardinal deacon of St. Angelo. 

Sir F. cardinal deacon of St. Lucy in Silice. 

Sir F. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Cosmedin. 

Sir M. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Porticu. 

Sir W. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano. 

Sir . . . bishop of Spoleto, the pope's chamberlain. 

Sir . . . bishop of Parma, vice-chancellor of the apostolic see. [Ibid.] 

June 8, To the pope. Letter recommending to him Master Thomas de Sutton, 

Stirling, archdeacon of Northampton in the church of Lincoln, and requesting him 

to hear favourably his affairs, the happy expedition whereof the king 

much effects. 



Membrane $d. 

June 20. Richard Walkelyn of Raveneston and Henry son of Edmund de 
Stirling. Snipeston acknowledge that they owe to William de Leycestr[ia], clerk, 

70s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 

co. Leicester. 



June 24. 
Stirling. 



To Philip, king of France. It is shown to the king on behalf of 
Margaret, countess of Foix and vicomtesse of Bearne, that during the 
time when Gascony was in Philip's hands a certain ordinance was made 
by his authority that derogates from the last will of Gaston de Beam, her 
father, expressed in his testament, and that Philip has caused certain of 
her lands to be seized into his hands because she would not consent to 
the said ordinance. As Gaston trusted much in the king, the king 



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Membrane 9d — cont. 

requests Philip to do for trie countess so much in the things that concern 
the will that she may feel herself expedited by the king's intervention. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

Eobert de Rumeseye acknowledges that he owes to Thomas le Barbour 
40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
London. 

To the pope. Letter recommending to him Master Peter de Rythre, 
clerk, son of William de Rythre, knight, and requesting him to hear 
favourably his affairs, the expedition whereof the king much desires. 

The like in favour of Nicholas de Rythre and Master William de Rythre, 
sons of the said William. 

Memorandum, that the king, by his letters under the privy seal, under 
the date of 24 June, ordered Master William de Grenefeld, dean of 
Chichester, then his chancellor, to cause all letters of the assignment of 
dower to Queen Margaret, his consort, made from the days of her espousal 
(disponsacionis) , to wit 22 October, in the twenty- seventh year of the 
reign, to the said 24 June, and enrolled in chancery, to be withdrawn from 
the rolls and annulled, and to cause them to be renewed in the form in 
which they are now enrolled ; and he also ordered by another writ under 
his privy seal that all other writs made to her for lands and tenements 
granted to her for her maintenance during her life by the king, and also 
Other letters of divers liberties granted to her both in the said lands 
granted to her in dower and in the lands granted to her for her 
maintenance, shall likewise be withdrawn from the rolls and annulled, 
and that they shall be renewed in the form in which they are now 
enrolled. By virtue of which order the chancellor in the presence 
of Sir Robert de Bardelby, clerk of chancery, and Sir John de Godele, the 
treasurer of the queen, afterwards received all the rolls touching the said 
assignments extracted by his order in accordance with the order 
aforesaid, from Sir Adam de Osgodeby, then keeper of the rolls of 
chancery at York, and he annulled them entirely. 



MEMBBANE Sd. 

June 22. Thomas del Larder, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and 

Stirling. convent of La Roche. By p.s. [4641.] 

Robert de Lyvresegge acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Osgodeby, 
clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. York. 

July 6. Ralph de Stoke is sent to the prior and convent of Bermundeseye. 

Stirling. By testimony of the cardinal. 

Richard de Ringewode is sent to the abbot and convent of Cerne. 

By p.s. 

William du Chastel is sent to the abbot and convent of St. James 
without Northampton. By p.s. 

June 22. John Dassh is sent to the prior and convent of Christ Church, London. 
Stirling. By p.s. [4689.] 

June 25. William de Chippenham is sent to the prior and convent of Bernewell. 
Stirling. By p.s. [4649.] 



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1304. 
July 6. 

Stirling. 

Jan. (sic) 20. 
Stirling. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 



July 6. 

Stirling. 

July 6. 

Stirling, 



July 28. 
Stirling. 



John son of Ealph is sent to the abbot and convent of Eedyng. 

By p.s. 

To J. bishop of Lincoln. Order to supersede until the next parliament 
the execution of the king's order by writ of judgment to admit a suitable 
person to the church of Trenge, in his diocese, on the king's presentation, 
notwithstanding the claim of the abbot of Faversham, as doubts exist as 
to certain articles touching the matter as to which the king wishes to 
have colloquy and treaty in his next parliament, in order that the king 
may then cause to be done what he shall then cause to be ordained by 
his council. By p.s. 

Elias de Grandon is sent to the abbot and convent of Seleby. By p.s. 

Thomas de Berkele, who is setting out for the Eoman court for certain 
affairs of the king, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to respite his debts 
until Christmas. By K. 

Aucherus son of Henry acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Graham acknowledges that he owes to Eudo de Assarto 
40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
London and in co. Bedford. 

To the bailiffs of Staunford. As the king wills for certain reasons that 
the citizens of Bayonne who are kept in custody as hostages in divers 
places throughout England by his order shall be kept so securely that 
they shall be unable to escape in any way, the king orders them to cause 
him of the said hostages who was lately sent to them for custody to be 
kept safely without chains, not permitting him to go about without good 
custody, so that they may be able to answer to the king for his body at 
the king's order. This they are enjoined not to omit on pain of 
forfeiture of all that they can forfeit. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of York, the mayor and Jbailiffs of 
Notingham, the mayor and bailiffs of Shrewsbury, the mayor and bailiffs 
of Bristol, the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford, the mayor and bailiffs of 
Northampton, the mayor and bailiffs of Winchester. 

William de Middelton acknowledges that he owes to Eoger de Frenes 
40?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Norfolk and York. 

Memorandum, that whereas Sir Adam de Osgoteby, rector of the church 
of Gairgrave, in the diocese of York, has demanded in Court Christian 
before the official of the archbishop of York against the abbot and convent 
of Furneys tithes of their lands and culture in their grange of Wynterburn, 
which are situated within the parish and places titheable to the said 
church, and has obtained sentence against the abbot and convent not- 
withstanding the privileges, exceptions and other things whatsoever 
propounded before the official by them, and the abbot and convent, after 
the pronunciation of the sentence and after its execution had been 
ordered, sued out in the king's chancery by feigned suggestion a writ 
called Hndicavit 1 directed to the official, asserting that they held a 
quarter of the said church of their own advowson, whereas they are not 
owners of the advowson -(non sint advocati), and the official superseded 



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1304. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

the execution aforesaid ; and whereas Adam, feeling himself aggrieved 
by this, sought before the king's whole council at York that a 
consultation should be made to him in this case, at length before the 
said council, being present W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Master 
W. de Grenefeld, the chancellor, Eoger le Brabazon, Ealph de Hengham, 
Philip de Wylgheby, William de Bereford, Gilbert de Roubiry, Peter 
Mallore, William de Carleton, Roger de Heghham, John de Insula, 
Master Richard de Abyndon, Lambert de Trikingham, John de Kirkeby, 
Nicholas de Warr[ewyk] and others, it was ordained and agreed 
that Adam shall find suitable security to the said official to save him 
harmless as against the king, and that the official shall proceed to the 
execution of the sentence in due manner and securely ; and .this was 
told to, and enjoined upon, the official, who was then present, by the 
whole council. These things were done before the king's council at York, 
on 9 July. 



July 14. 

Stirling. 



July 24. 

Stirling. 



July 25. 
Stirling. 



<A 



MEMBRANE Id. 

John son of Simon de Munketon near Rypoun acknowledges that he 
owes to Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 56 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William de Bureford came before the king, on Friday after St. Mary 
Magdalene, and sought to replevy to Robert de Stutevill and Eleanor, his 
wife, their land in Thirnescogh, which was taken into the king's hands 
for their default before the justices of the Bench against John de Sothill. 
This is signified to the justices. 

The said William came before the king, on Friday after St. Mary 
Magdalene, and sought to replevy to Ida, late the wife of Roger Bertram, 
her land in Thirnescogh, which was taken into the king's hands for her 
default before the justices of the Bench against John de Sothull. This is 
signified to the justices. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Whereas the king lately, at the request of 
R. archbishop of Canterbury — who signified to him by his letters patent 
that Edmund de Hoo was excommunicated for his manifest contumacy 
and that he would not be justiced by ecclesiastical censure — ordered the 
sheriff to justice Edmund by his body according to the custom of England 
until he should satisfy holy church for his contempt and wrong ; and the 
king understood by certain public instruments exhibited by Edmund in 
chancery that Edmund had appealed to the pope against the said sentence 
pronounced against him and his adherents by the archbishop as unjust, 
and he learnt from the information of Elias Puger and William de 
Everesdon, at whose suit the said sentence was pronounced against 
Edmund, that Edmund has not appealed against the sentence and has 
not hitherto pursued any appeal in this behalf ; the king, not wishing 
that Edmund should be precluded by his said writ from prosecuting his 
appeal, more especially as such writ proceeds from his grace, and the 
state of an appealer ought to be unimpaired {integer), and that Elias and 
William shall not be hindered from the prosecution of their right by 
reason of any frivolous suggestion made to him, orders the sheriff to 
supersede until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the execution of his 
said writ to justice Edmund and those adhering to him, which day the 
king has given to Edmund to certify and inform him and his council of 



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Membrane Id — cont. 



July 29. 

Stirling. 



July 30. 

Stirling. 



the appeal aforesaid, and how he has prosecuted it, and this in the presence 
of Elias and William, if they wish to be present, whom the king wills 
shall be warned by the sheriff as to this. By p.s. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1040.] 

Philip de Lewes, king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Glastonbury. By p.s. 

John de Plumstede acknowledges that he owes to John de Uvedale, 
knight, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the Friars Minor about to assemble at their chapter-general at 
Notingham. Request for their prayers for the king, Queen Margaret, 
Edward, prince of Wales, and his other children and his people, and for 
the good estate of his realm and the expedition of his affairs. By p.s. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1037.] 

To . . ., the king's *wobodus, his serjeant. Whereas the king proposes 
to hawk (riveare) with his goshawks and sparrow-hawks by the rivers 
(riparias) in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex, he orders him to cause 
to be summoned forthwith all those who have the king's goshawks and 
sparrow-hawks in their custody in England to be with the king with the 
said goshawks and sparrow-hawks who are mewed (mutati) at St. Albans 
at Michaelmas next. By p.s. [4816.] 

To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Whereas the king proposes to 
hawk as above, he orders him to cause the bridges over (ultra) the river 
(ripariam) of La Luye between the towns of Hertford and Stratford to be 
well and sufficiently repaired (fieri), as Thomas de Wedon, the king's 
yeoman, whom the king is specially sending to him, shall make known 
to him on the king's behalf. By p.s. [4816.] 

The like to the sheriff of Middlesex. 

Aug. 6. Arnald Bernard Dourete, merchant, Peter de Batefosse, and Pelegrin 

St. Johnstown, de Auorte acknowledge that they owe to Bertrand Coutrer, merchant of 
Perth. Oleron, 26Z. 15s. 0d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in London. 

William de Kendale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Adam de 
Osgodeby, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 13. To N. bishop of Ostia. Letter recommending to him Master Matthew 
Bothkennar de Kynros, dean of Dunkeld cathedral, the exhibitor of the presents, and 
(Boghkener). requesting him to aid Matthew in the expedition of his affairs in the 
Roman court in such manner that he may feel that the king's prayers 
have profited him in this behalf. By p.s. [4853.] 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1047.] 
The like to Sir J. cardinal priest of SS. Marcellinus and Peter. 
The like to Sir G. cardinal priest of St. Martin in Montibus. [Ibid.] 

Aug. 13. Richard de Henneye, vicar of the church of Barton- on -Humbre, 
Bothkennar. acknowledges that he owes to Master William de Grenefeld, dean of 
Chichester, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Beggebir[y] acknowledges that he owes to the said William 
20«. Ad. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Kent. 

* Called 4 nostre wobode ' in the writ of privy seal. 



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Memorandum, that Coppus Cotenne, merchant of the society of the 
Friscobaldi of Florence, delivered into chancery at York, in his name and 
in the name of his fellows, merchants of the said society, on 24 August, 
to Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, then chancellor, 80Z. 
of the 1111. 10s. 0d. that the king ordered to be paid by Coppus and his 
fellows to William de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino and certain 
of their fellows, citizens of Bayonne, of which sum Coppus had previously 
paid, in the name of himself and his fellows, 372. 10s. Od. by virtue of the 
said order to William and Arnald in the presence of the chancellor, and 
acknowledged that they would pay the remaining 802. into chancery to 
William and Arnald and their fellows at the aforesaid day : which 80/. ought 
to remain in the chancellor's custody until certain matters touching the said 
1172. 10s. 0d. have been more fully examined by the chancellor and others 
of the king's counsel, in accordance with the tenor of the king's order to 
the chancellor. In testimony whereof the chancellor had put his seal 
to one part of this indented memorandum, and delivered the said part to 
Coppus, and the other part remains in chancery. Dated as above. 
Aug. 28. To the pope. Letter requesting him to excuse the sojourn of Brother 

Jedburgh. Walter de Wynterburne, the king's confessor, whom the late Benedict XI 
raised to the dignity of a cardinal, as the king has, as it were, compelled 
him, when he was preparing to journey to the pope in accordance with the 
pope's order, to stay until now by reason of certain of the king's arduous 
affairs that could not be conveniently expedited without him. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 1046.] 

To the cardinal bishops, priests and deacons of the Eoman church. 
Like letter requesting them to excuse Walter's sojourn. 

Eichard le Mareschal of Ayndreby acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Thorntoft, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Burnettus Baruncini acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Osgoteby, 
clerk, 242. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in London. — E. de Bard [elby] received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that Brother Henry de Burs tall, prior elect of SS. Peter 
and Paul, Ipswich, found before the king in chancery Hugh de Humeres- 
feld and Adam de Holebrok of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, as his mainpernors 
to answer to the king at the king's will for a trespass committed by him 
in procuring confirmation from J. bishop of Norwich before the king had 
given his consent to his election. 



Aug. 21. 
SeJkirk. 



Aug. 12. 
Baden da. 



MEMBRANE 6d. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to provide Meiler le Poer, 
clerk, brother of Eustace le Poer, with an ecclesiastical benefice or 
benefices to the value of 40/. of yearly rent in Scotland at the king's 
presentation or collation, as soon as possible, as the king desires the 
promotion of Meiler in consideration of the good service rendered to him 
in Scotland and elsewhere by Eustace. By pet. of C. 

To the same. As the king understands that there used to be no ulnage 
in Ireland in times past, and he wills that there shall be an office of 
ulnage there as there is in England ; he orders the justiciary to ordain 
concerning the observance of that office in Ireland as in England by the 
council of Eichard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, and of other the king's 
subjects of that land. 



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1304. 

Sept. 2. 
Horton. 



Sept. 11. 

Tynemouth. 



Sept. 17. 

Tynemouth. 



Sept. 18. 
Tynemouth. 



Sept. 23. 
Durham, 



Sept. 25. 

Durham. 



Sept. 23. 

Finehale 
(FynkhaV). 



Membrane 6d — cont. 

To Philip, king of France. Letter requesting him to give credence to 
Gerard Salveyn, knight, and Master Roger de Aselarton clerk, whom the 
king is sending to his presence as his special envoys to explain to him 
certain things on the king's behalf. [Feeder a.] 

William de Wryngton came into the king's court on Friday after the 
Nativity of Sfc. Mary, and sought to replevy his and his wife Maud's land in 
Screvyn, which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the 
justices of the Bench against Alice, late the wife of Roger Scot. This is 
signified to the justices. 

William Sclater came before the king, on Thursday after the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to Juliana 
de Gandavo, Roger de Kerdeston and Peter son of Peter de Malo Lacu 
their land in Rithe, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Laura, late the wife of 
Gilbert de Gandavo. This is signified to the justices. 

Master Alexander Botement, parson of the church of La Rye, in the 
diocese of Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to Master William de 
Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Edmund Carbunnel of Couseby came before the king, on Wednesday 
after St. Matthew, and sought to replevy the land of him and Dionisia, 
his wife, in Couseby, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Margery, late the wife of 
Jordan Foliot. This is signified to the justices. 

Geoffrey son of John Sweynessone came before the king, on Friday 
before St. Michael, and sought to replevy his land in Dighton, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of 
the Bench against Osmunda, daughter of John Sweynessone. This 
is signified to the justices. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to take with him twelve discreet and 
lawful knights of the county, and to go in person to the land of Alesia, 
late the wife of Edmund de Lacy, in Halton-on-Trent, in that county, 
and the land of John Marmyoun of Wyntringham, in the same county, 
and to cause a perambulation to be made by the oaths of the knights 
between the said lands, so that the perambulation shall be made by 
certain metes and bounds, as Alesia and Henry de Lacy, her son, to 
whom the land in Hal ton ought to revert after her death, and John have 
put themselves upon the perambulation before the king. The sheriff is 
ordered to make known to the king's justices at York in the octaves of 
Martinmas under his seal and the seals of four of the said knights by 
what metes and boundaries the perambulation shall have been made. 

John de Nevill, knight, Thomas le Vineter of Tadecastre, John son of 
Simon de Tadecastre and William de Ledes of Tadecastre acknowledge 
that they owe to Richard le Keu of Laufar', Vincent de Laufar* and 
John Russel 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Margaret, late the wife of Edward de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, puts 
in her place Adam de Herwynton and Walter de Thornbury, clerks, to 
demand and receive in chancery her dower of the lands, knights' fees and 



220 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1304. 



Sept. 30. 

Dalton. 



Oct. 4. 

Thirsk. 



Sept. 27. 

Durham. 



Oct. 1. 
Northallerton, 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

advowsons of churches that belonged to Edmund. — Afterwards she put in 
her place Eeginald de Wykewan, clerk, together with the said Adam and 
Walter, in form aforesaid, and she puts Adam and Eeginald in her place 
to demand and receive her dower of 1201. yearly of land, which' was 
demised by Edmund to Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud, his wife, for a 
term that has not yet expired. 

John Bonet came before the king, on Wednesday the morrow of 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy to Margery, daughter of Ealph de 
Wodehouses, John son of Henry de Eichemund and Agnes, his wife, and 
Thomas de Norton their land in Handesworth Wodehouses, which was 
taken into the king^s hands for their default before the king against 
William son of John de Hakunthorp. This is signified to the justices of 
the Bench. 

To the elect of London, or to his vice-gerent, he being in parts beyond 
sea. Eequest that he will cause the soul of John, late earl of Warenne, 
whose death the king announces to the elect, to be commended to divine 
clemency by all the men of religion and other ecclesiastics subjected to 
the elect throughout the whole city and diocese of London by the singing 
of masses and by prayers. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1038.] 
The like to the following : 

E. archbishop of Canterbury. 

The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. 

The abbot of Westminster. 

The abbot of Waltham. 

The abbot of St. Albans. 

The abbot of St. Edmunds. 

The abbot of Evesham. [Ibid.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. As the king wills that 
his exchequer shall be transferred to Westminster, so that it shall be held 
there on the morrow of St. Hilary, he orders them to cause the exchequer 
with the rolls, tallies, memoranda and all other things touching it and 
the rolls of the Bench to be transferred thither, and to attermine until 
the said morrow all pleas touching the exchequer according to the require- 
ments of the pleas and their discretion. 

To the justices of the Bench. As the king wills that his Bench shall 
be transferred to Westminster, so that it shall be held there in the 
octaves of St. Hilary, he orders them to adjourn parties pleading before 
them to the said place and time according to the requirements of the 
pleas and their discretion. 

To the dean of St. Paul's, London, and to Master Bartholomew de 
Ferentino, canon of that church. As the king learns that the matter 
of a provision by papal authority of a prebend in his free chapel of 
St. Martin's, London, to one Henry, son of Brancha de Sarracenis 
of Eome, has been assigned to them for execution, which would be to the 
prejudice of the king and the injury of his crown and dignity : the king 
inhibits them from proceeding to make any execution in this behalf without 
consulting him whereby any prejudice may arise to his royal right and 
to his free chapel hereafter, and orders them, if they have proceeded to 
the reception (recepcionem) of anything by the authority aforesaid, to 
cause such process to be wholly revoked and to procure that it shall be 
revoked by others, so conducting themselves in this matter that the king 
may not have to punish them as violators of his right and crown. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 1028.] 



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221 



1304. 

Oct. 5. 
Thirkleby. 



Oct. 12. 
Kirkham. 



Oct. 4. 

Thirsk. 



Oct. 18. 
Beverley. 



Membrane 6d — cont. 

To Sir N. bishop of Ostia and Velletri. Letter thanking him for his 
affection and good will to the king and his men, which the king has 
learned by experience, and requesting him to continue such affection and 
good will for the future. 

Alan Almot acknowledges that he owes to Eobert de Bardelby, clerk, 
6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To William Inge, William de Craye and Thomas Chaucumbe. The 
king has received complaint from William de Brewosa that whereas he is 
lord of the castle, manor, Honour and rape of Brembre and of the five 
Hundreds within the rape and of other things pertaining to the Honour 
in the said (sic) county, and he ought by reason of the Honour aforesaid 
to have wreck of the sea, the moorage-dues (sedes) of ships, and cognisance 
of all trespasses of bloodshed committed within the fee and precinct of 
the said Honour, and to receive amercements and emends thence arising, 
and he and his ancestors from time out of mind have used such liberties 
hitherto, William Paynel and Margaret, his wife, with certain other 
malefactors unknown came to the manors of Bradewauter, Worthinge, 
and Hyen, which are of William de Brewosa' s fee and within the 
precincts of his said Honour, when he was in the king's service in 
Scotland under the king's protection, and resisted his bailiffs and men 
wishing to use the said liberties, and hindered him and his bailiffs from 
having the said wreck of the sea, etc. and from enjoying his other 
liberties : the king, wishing to provide William de Brewosa with a speedy 
remedy, has appointed them justices to enquire by the oath of men of 
co. Sussex what malefactors with the said William Paynel and Margaret 
[Incomplete] . 

Vacated, because it is enrolled on the back of the Patent Boll. 

Thomas Wade of Esingwald acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Haliwell, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, 
tenant in chief, puts in her place William Oweyn and Richard de 
Styvynton to demand in chancery her dower of Hugh's lands. 

Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Belhus, tenant in chief, puts in her 
place Roger de Ash and Robert de Westle to demand in chancery her 
dower of Thomas's lands. 

To Henry son of Brancha de Sarracenis of Rome (de Urbe). Inhibition 
of his attempting anything under pretext of the papal provision made to 
him of a prebend in the king's free chapel of St. Martin-le-Grand, London, 
when one shall be void, or of his procuring anything to be attempted that 
may prejudice the king, his royal right, and his free chapel hereafter, as 
the king is bound by his oath to maintain the rights of his crown and 
dignity. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1028.] 

To the dean and chapter of the king's free chapel of St. Martin-le- 
Grand. Order not to proceed to make any execution in the matter of the 
aforesaid provision, reception whereof the dean of St. Paul's, London, 
and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of the same, intend to 
^make through the dean and chapter, as the king learns, and to cause to be 
revoked any reception (recepcionem) that they may have made by virtue of 
the order aforesaid. 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 
Oct. 15. 

Baynton. 



MEMBRANE 5d. 

William de Brewosfa] acknowledges that he owes to the king 1 1 marks 
5s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Kent and Sussex. 

Robert son of Robert de Goldington acknowledges that he owes to 
Hugh de Burgo, clerk, 13s. Ad. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

Thomas de Reppes, John Spryggy and William son of Robert le Cailly 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Bardelby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 



MEMBRANE 4td. 

Oct. 10. To the prior and convent of Gyseburgh. Request that they will admit 

Kirkham. to their house Hugh de Ebor[aco], the bearer of the presents, who has 
long and faithfully served the king and whom the king is sending to 
them, and that they will find him in food and clothing in accordance 
with the requirements of his estate for life, making to him letters patent 
under their common seal concerning the grant, and order to certify the 
king by their letters of their proceedings. 

Oct. 9. John de Merston came before the king, on Friday the feast of St. Denis, 

Kirkham, and sought to replevy to Roger son of John de Hengham his land in Corby, 

which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's court 

against John Hubert and Margery, his wife. This is signified to the 

justices of the Bench. 

Oct. 15. Robert de Riddeware, envoy of Edward, the king's son, is sent to the 

Baynton. prior and convent of Ledes. By p.s. [5113.] 

Oct. 14. To John de Britannia, the king's nephew {nepoti). Whereas it is the 

Fimber king's intention that Edward, prince of Wales, earl of Chester, count of 
(Finmere). Ponthieu and Montreuil (MnstroW), shall, if he cross the sea as ordained, 
be provided suitably for the expenses of his household, gifts and other 
necessaries, for which reason the king has ordered the merchants who will 
cross in the prince's company to cause all necessaries as above to be pro- 
vided for the prince according to the ordinance of the said John and of 
Aymer de Valencia] and Guy Ferre, or two of them, together with those 
who shall disburse the expenses of the prince's household : the king 
orders John to apply such diligence and care about the costs and expenses 
aforesaid as to merit the king's commendation. [Fcedera.] 
The like to Aymer de Valencia and Guy Ferre. [Ibid.] 
To William Blyburgh. Order to pay the costs and expenses discreetly 
according to the ordinance of the said John, Aymer and Guy, as he will 
answer before the king and so that he may earn commendation and escape 
blame. [Ibid,] 

To the official of the court of Canterbury and to his commissary. 
Whereas the king lately recovered before himself by judgment of his court 
against Robert, archbishop of Canterbury, William, bishop of Worcester, 
the prior of Worcester, and John de Midelton, clerk, his presentation to 
the church of Doderhill, in the diocese of Worcester, and he ordered the 
said bishop, the diocesan, by his writ of judgment, as has been wont 
heretofore in the like case, to admit a suitable person to the church at the 
king's presentation notwithstanding the claim of the archbishop, prior, 



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1304. 



Membrane Ad — conU 



and John and the bishop's own claim ; and the official and commissary, 
pretending that the bishop has committed disobedience and contempt of 
the court of Canterbury because he has admitted William de Thorntoft, 
the king's clerk, to the church at the king's presentation by virtue of the 
order aforesaid, have caused the bishop to be cited to answer before them 
in Court Christian for the contempt and disobedience and to John, who 
strongly impugned the king's right, for the damages sustained by him 
by reason of the admission aforesaid ; which things, if they were allowed, 
would be to the manifest derogation of the king's royal right and crown : 
as the king wills that judgments properly rendered in his court shall be 
duly put into execution and that those to whom they are sent for execu- 
tion shall be saved harmless, he inhibits the official and commissary from 
attempting anything against the bishop in this behalf or against any other 
person executing the king's right or orders, and he gives them to under- 
stand for certain that if they act otherwise in this matter he will punish 
them as impugners of his right and crown. 

Philip de Elmedon acknowledges that he owes to Kobert de Bardelby, 
clerk, 17 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. York and Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 24. John de Havering, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Brother 
Burstwick. William de Tothale, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Wilts, Berks, Bedford and Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The abbot of Byland (Bella Landa) acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Hamelton, dean of St. Peter's, York, 250Z. 10s. Qd, ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Merkingfeld, one of 
William's executors. 

Nov. 8. Master Edmund de London[ia], clerk, acknowledges that he owes to 

Burstwick. Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, 100s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in London. 

. Cancelled on payment. 



Nov. 8. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane Sd. 

Isabel, late the wife of Hugh Bardolf , tenant in chief, puts in her place 
Master James de Mohun and Henry de Ingelby, clerks, to demand and 
receive in chancery her dower of the lands, etc. that belonged to Hugh. 

To the abbot and convent of Seleby. The war of Scotland having 
come to an end, the king wills that his exchequer shall be transferred to 
Westminster, and as it is necessary that he should have horses and carts 
with their harness for the carriage of his treasure thither, he orders and 
requests them to aid him with a cart with four horses and their harness 
and with two men to take the cart thither at the king's expense and to 
bring it back again, so that they shall be at York at the latest on Friday 
before St. Nicholas next, certifying the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer of what they shall cause to be done in this matter. 

The like to the following : 
The abbot of St. Mary's, York. 
The abbot of Whiteby. 



224 CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1304, Membrane Bd — cont. 

The prior of Pontefraet. 

The abbot of Fountains. 

The abbot of Jervaulx (GirovaW). 

The abbot of Kirkestal. 

The abbot of Bievaulx. 

The abbot of Byland. 

The abbot of Meaux. 

The abbot of Eoche. 

The abbot of Eufford. 

The abbot of Salle ye. 

The prior of Bridlington. 

The prior of St. Oswald's. 

The prior of Boulton. 

The prior of Newburgh (de Novo Burgo). 

The prior of Kyrkham. 

The abbot of St. Agatha's. 

The prior of Watton. 

The prior of Malton. 
Memorandum, that the record and process of an appeal that John son of 
Nicholas le Granger made against Stephen de Veggeland and others named 
in the king's original writ for the death of Nicholas le Graunger, John's 
father, before William Haward and Henry de Baiocis, the king's justices 
appointed for this purpose, and returned into chancery, are written in the 
form of a letter patent (litere patent is) word for word according to what is 
contained in the record and process aforesaid and sealed with the king's seal 
in these words; * Edward, by the grace of God, King of England, lord of 
Ireland and duke of Aquitaine, to all to whom, etc., greeting. We have 
inspected the record and process of an appeal that John son of Nicholas le 
Graunger made against Stephen de Weggeland and others named in our 
original writ of the death of Nicholas le Graunger, father of the said John, 
before our faithful and well-beloved William Haward and Henry de Baiocis, 
our justices appointed for this purpose, which record and process we have 
caused to come before us for certain causes, in these words: " Pleas of the 
crown, etc., Lincoln. The lord king sent to his justices, etc., and they 
are there sent, etc." In witness whereof we have caused these our letters 
to be made patent. Witness the king at Brustwyk, 9 November.' By C. 
Eoger de Messenden acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Fermbaud, 
clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 2</. 

Nov. 4. William le Fysshere, the king's serjeant, is sent to the prior and 

Burstwiok. convent of Thornholm. 

Nov. 1. To the sheriff of Gloucester. As the king learns from the complaint of 

Burstwiok. the prior and convent of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, which is the king's 
free chapel, that Eobert, archbishop of Canterbury, has caused public 
inhibition to be made in the town of Gloucester and elsewhere in the 
sheriff's bailiwick, under penalty of excommunication, of anyone rendering 
to the prior and convent tithes, rents or other ecclesiastical rights, or 
selling to them or buying from them victuals or other things necessary 
for their maintenance, or otherwise communicating with them, which, if 
allowed, would redound to the prejudice of the king and of his crown and 



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1304. 



Nov. 8. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 12. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 12. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 12. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

the derogation of his royal dignity, he, not wishing that the prior and 
convent should be excluded by such inhibitions from buying and selling 
victuals and other things for sale and from communicating with all 
Christians in all things, orders the sheriff, if such inhibition have been 
there made, to cause public proclamation to be made in the town of 
Gloucester and in other places where necessary that no one shall desist 
by reason of such inhibitions from communicating with the prior and 
convent as with others of the realm who are in the king's peace and faith 
in the buying and selling of victuals and other things for sale and also in 
all other things, as they have been wont to do heretofore. [Prynne, 
Records, iii, p. 1026.] 

To J. bishop of Lincoln. Order to permit the hospital of St. John 
without the East Gate of Oxford to be quit of payments, procurations 
and other exactions of the ordinary, and to release to the master and 
brethren of the hospital any distress that he may have levied in this 
behalf, as the hospital, which was founded of the alms of the king's 
progenitors, has been wholly exempt from all jurisdiction of the ordinary 
and from all such payments as above from the time of its foundation, so 
that no one but the king and his chancellor ought to visit or intermeddle 
with it. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1028.] 

To Edward, prince of Wales. Summons to attend a parliament to be 
holden at Westminster on Tuesday the quinzaine of the Purification 
next. [Pari. Writs.] 

To Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln. Summons to attend the said 
parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to seven earls and ninty-four others. [Ibid.] 

To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend the aforesaid 
parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to seven bishops. [Ibid.] 

The like to the elect of London or to his vice-gerent, he being in parts 
beyond sea, and to nine bishops. [Ibid.] 

The like to R. bishop of Bath and Wells. [Ibid.] 

The like to W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. [Ibid.] 

To the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, guardians of the spiritu- 
ality of the archbishopric of York during voidance. Summons for the 
dean to attend the parliament in person and the chapter by a proctor, and 
order to warn the archdeacons of their church to be present in person and 
the clergy of the diocese to attend by a proctor. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to seventy-four abbots, the master of the order of Sempyngham, 
the master of the military order of the Temple in England, and the prior 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.] 

To Roger le Brabazon. Summons to be present at the parliament to 
give his counsel with others of the king's council. [Ibid.] 

The like to thirty- two others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights from that county, 
two citizens from every city and two burgesses from every borough within 
the county to be elected and to be sent to the king at the said day anS 
place. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, [Ibid.] 



( 2^6) 



33 EDWARD I. 



1304. 

Nov. 21. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 25. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 24. 
Burstwick , 

Nov. 25. 

Burstwick. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Thomas de Nevill, tenant in chief, 
held of other lords than the king, as the lands that he held of the king and 
of other lords were taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, 
and the king makes this order for certain reasons although he could 
retain in his hands the lands that Thomas held of him. By p.s. [5180.] 

Whereas the king lately ordered the sheriff of Northumberland to cause 
a coroner to be elected in place of Henry de Neweton, who was incapaci- 
tated by illness and infirmity, and the king understands that the sheriff 
has elected William de Tynemuth, who has no lands, sparing the rich 
men who have lands ; the king, because he considers William insufficient 
for tbe office, orders the sheriff, if William have no lands as aforesaid, to 
amove him from office without delay and to cause another to be elected 
in his place. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Andrew Nye of Staunford, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Byron, late sheriff of co. York, to be acquitted of 621 1. 2s. 5d. exacted from 
him for the goods that belonged to Nicholas de Meignil, clerk, which 
were taken into the king's hands upon his being charged before the 
justices in eyre in co. York with the death of William de Moubray 
and Maud, his wife, Richard de Moubray, William's son, and Hilda, 
Richard's sister, and with burning the houses of William and the houses 
of the vicar of Rudeby and with harbouring William Cokerel and Reginald 
le Hunte, the king's felons, as the king, because Nicholas purged his 
innocence before J. late archbishop of York, to whom he was delivered by 
the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, ordered the 
sheriff to restore the aforesaid goods to Nicholas. 

The like in favour of John for 23Z. 15s. Qd. for the goods and chattels of 
Thomas de Etton of Hays thorp, clerk, who was charged before the justices 
in eyre with receiving Laurence de Horseworth. 

The like in favour of John for 113s. 5d. for the goods and chattels 
of John de Levynton, clerk, who was charged before Hugh de Cressingham 
and his fellows, justices last in eyre, with receiving William, his son, 
a felon. 

To the same. Order to cause John to be acquitted of 23£. 9s. 2d. for 
the goods of Walter de Bolleby, clerk, who was charged before Hugh de 
Cressingham and his fellows, justices last in eyre in co. York, with the 
homicide of William de Moubray and Maud, his wife, Hilda, his daughter, 
and Richard, her brother, as the king ordered the sheriff to restore the 
goods to Walter because he had purged his innocence before the chapter 
of St. Peter's, York, the guardians of the spirituality of the archbishopric 
during the voidance of the see, to whom he was delivered at York by 
Roger le Brabazon and his fellows, the king's justices to hold pleas before 
him, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, 



83 EDWARD 1. 



227 



1304. 
Nov. 25. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 21. 

Bmstwick. 



Nov. 28. 

Burstwick. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Isabel, late the wife of Hugh Bardolf, tenant in chief, the manor of 
Plumpton, co. Sussex, which he took into the king's hands by reason of 
Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues received thence by him, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh and 
Isabel were jointly enfeoffed thereof by William Bardolf, Hugh's father, 
to have to them and to Hugh's heirs, and that they held the manor jointly 
at Hugh's death, and that it is held of the heir of John de Warenna, late 
earl of Surrey, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and the 
king has taken her fealty for the manor. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the escheator that the aforesaid Hugh and Isabel held jointly of her 
inheritance at his death certain lands in Scrouteby, co. Norfolk, the manor 
of Percynge, co. Sussex, certain lands in Croston, co. Buckingham, certain 
lands in Hoo, co. Kent, certain tenements in Gretham and Emlesworth, 
co. Southampton, the manor of Bures, co. Suffolk, certain tenements in 
Watton Stone, co. Hertford, and the manor of Adyngton, co. Surrey ; the 
king orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands for certain reasons 
the tenements in Emlesworth and Watton and the manor of Adyngton 
until otherwise ordered, and to deliver to Isabel all the other manors and 
lands which were taken into the king's hands by reason of Hugh's death, 
and to deliver to her the issues received thence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Isabel the following of the lands that 
belonged to Hugh, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the manor 
of Bercampe, co. Sussex, which is extended at 111. 12s. 4^. yearly ; the 
manor of By sky nt on with the hamlets of Dyggeby and Lesingham, co. 
Lincoln, which are extended at 62Z. 2s. S^d. yearly ; certain lands in 
Fillingham, in the same county, which are extended at 20L 16s. Id. 
yearly ; certain lands in Bungeton, co. Norfolk, which are extended at 
15s. 6Jtf. yearly ; certain lands in Strumpeshagh, in the same county, 
which are extended at 61. 10s. O^d. yearly ; certain lands in the same 
town, which are extended at 14L 18s. 8Jd. yearly; 60s. Id. of yearly 
rent to be received by the hands of four free tenants in Houton near 
Dunstaple, co. Bedford. 

Memorandum, that this assignment was made by the assent of Thomas 
Bardolf, son and heir of the said Hugh, and that Thomas came into 
chancery at York, on the said day, and granted that he would cause 
43s. d^d. yearly of land and rent that are lacking to Isabel to be 
assigned to her in a suitable place. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Isabel all the king's goods and chattels in the 
manors of Watton, co. Hertford, Adington, co. Surrey, and Emles- 
worth, co. Southampton, which the said Hugh held at his death of 
the king in chief of her inheritance, as Isabel, on 21 November 
last, quit claimed to the king by her charter all her right in the 
said manors, which the king had caused to be taken into his hands 
with the other lands that Hugh held of him, and the king has now 
granted to her the said manors for her life as fully as they were taken 
into his hands, with provision that they shall remain after her death to 
William, her son, to hold to him and the heirs of his body of the king 
by the services therefor due and accustomed, with reversion to Isabel's 
right heirs if he die without an heir of his body, as contained in the king's 
charter, and the king has granted to her his goods and chattels in the 
manors, 



228 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1304. 

Nov. 27. 
Burstwick. 



Nov. 23. 
Burstwick 



Nov. 28. 
Burstwick. 



Dec. 6. 

Burstwick. 



Dec. 4. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

To Miles de Stapelton, constable of Knaresburgh castle and keeper of 
the king's forest there. Order to cause oaks and other great trees to the 
yalue of BO/, to be sold, and to cause the king's works in the castle to be 
done therewith, as he has been more fully enjoined on the king's behalf. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of York. As it is testified before the king by Hugh de 
Louihre, his justice to deliver Carlisle gaol, that Alexander de Wilton is 
imprisoned at York by the appeal of Hugh Eenothemen, the king's 
approver imprisoned in Carlisle gaol, of being concerned (de societate) with 
larceny and other trespasses against the king's peace in Cumberland, 
and for no other reason, the king orders the sheriff to cause Alexander to 
be conducted at his own cost to Carlisle to be delivered to the sheriff of 
Cumberland, whom the king has ordered to receive him and keep him 
in Carlisle gaol until he shall be delivered according to the law and custom 
of the realm. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Mandate in pursuance. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order to permit 
Master John de Cantok, brother and heir of Nicholas de Cantok, the son 
and heir of Roger de Cantok, burgess of Bristol, to receive 20 marks 
yearly from the fine of merchants of woad (tvayde) coming to the town of 
Bristol to sell woad there and to ply their merchandise there, in the same 
way as Eoger, his brother (sic), and Nicholas, his brother, had it during 
their lives, in accordance with the king's grant, which he made before his 
accession by his charter under the seal then used by him, to Roger for his 
good service of 20 marks as above yearly to him and his heirs, which 
grant the late king confirmed by his charter, which the king has inspected, 
as Roger received this sum during his life and Nicholas received it after 
Roger's death, and the constable now hinders John from receiving this 
sum yearly, as the king learns from his complaint. 

To Master Richard de Havering, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
permit John de Fulham, the king's yeoman, to take 120 does and 20 hinds 
during this coming close season (imtauti seisona fermesonis) for the king's 
use in the parks and chaces of Wakefeld and Hay tf eld, co. York, which 
belonged to John de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, tenant in chief, and which 
are in the king's hands and the escheator' s custody by reason of the minority 
of the earl's heir, and to counsel the said yeoman in doing this, and to find 
him salt to salt the said venison and barrels to put it in, and to cause the 
venison to be carried to places that John shall direct on the king's behalf. 

By K. on information of the treasurer. 

The like to the keeper of the parks of Suthewell of the archbishopric of 
York, which is void and in the king's hands, for forty does. 

The like to the keeper of the park of the archbishopric at Scroby for 
twenty does. 

The like to Robert de Clyfford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in the forest of Shirewode, to permit John to 
take thirty does and sixty hinds in the said forest. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to find John salt and barrels for 
the above. 

To the bailiffs of Lenne. Whereas the king lately, at the complaint 
of Henry de Lincoln [ia], burgess of Yarmouth — that he had sent certain 
of his goods and wares to the value of 260£. by Roger de Leycestr[ia] 
and Hugh de Strumesawe, his yeomen, to Yarmouth in a ship hired by 
him from Hugh BaHe Heynessone of Zeeland (SelamV), and Hugh and 



38 EDWARD L 229 



X304. Membrane 23 — cont. 

the other mariners slew the said yeomen, and carried off the said goods 
and wares to Cach' in Zeeland — requested John, late count of Holland and 
Zeeland and lord of Friesland, by his letters to hear the complaint of 
Henry and to cause justice to be done to him as to the wrongs and 
trespasses aforesaid, and he failed to do justice to Henry, as appears to 
the king by the letters testimonial of the burgesses of Yarmouth under 
their seal directed to him ; wherefore he ordered the said bailiffs and the 
bailiffs of Yarmouth, Boston, Kyngeston-on-Hull, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
and the mayor and sheriffs of London by divers writs to cause goods 
and wares of merchants of Holland and Zeeland found within their 
respective bailiwicks to be arrested, and to cause them to be appraised 
by the oath of merchants and others of their bailiwicks, and to 
cause them to be delivered to Henry up to the value of the said 
260Z. ; and the bailiffs of Lenne have delivered to Henry goods and wares 
of the said merchants appraised at 28Z. 6s. 8c/., the bailiffs of Yarmouth 
have delivered to him goods and wares in like manner appraised 
at 77/. 6s. 8c/., the bailiffs of Boston have delivered goods and wares 
appraised at 33/. 6s. 8c/., the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull have delivered 
goods and wares appraised at 26/ , the bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne 
goods and wares appraised at 100s., and the mayor and sheriffs afore- 
said goods and wares appraised at 23/., as appears to the king by their 
returns : wherefore the king again ordered the said mayor and bailiffs 
and the bailiffs of Yarmouth to arrest goods and wares of merchants of 
Holland, Zeeland and Friesland to the value of 74/. 13s. id. (sic), which are 
in arrear to Henry of the said 260/., and to cause them to be appraised 
and delivered to him ; and the mayor and sheriffs have delivered to him 
100*. and the bailiffs of Yarmouth 30/. 10s. 6d. belonging to the said 
merchants by virtue of the said order, as appears to the king by their 
return : the king, wishing to satisfy Henry for the remaining 39/. 2s. lQd. 
still in arrear to him, orders the bailiff to arrest all goods and wares of the 
said merchants to that amount, and to cause them to be valued and 
delivered to Henry as above, certifying the king of their proceedings by 
letters under their seal. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

Dec. 8. To "William de Bevercote, chancellor of Scotland. Whereas foreign 

Burstwick. and alien merchants have granted that they will pay to the king, for 
certain liberties and immunities granted to them by him and for his 
prises remitted to them, divers payments and customs of their goods and 
merchandise to be brought into his realm and power or to be taken out 
of it, which payments and customs he has caused to be collected and 
levied in the realm of England in accordance with the tenor of the 
transcript that he sends to him under his half seal (sub pede sigilli), and 
he now wills that these payments and customs shall be collected and levied 
in his land of Scotland for his use, and that all the money thence arising 
shall be paid in full to John Ballard, Coluchius Bellard, and John Van, 
merchants of the society of the Bellardi of Lucca, to make therewith 
provisions for his great wardrobe, as is enjoined upon them on the king's 
behalf : the king orders the chancellor to cause certain merchants or 
others whom he shall deem fit for this purpose to be appointed by letters 
patent under the king's seal appointed for the rule of that land, which 
seal is in the chancellor's keeping, to collect and receive the said pay- 
ments and customs in all the ports and towns and other places where he 



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1304. 



Dec. 26. 

Lincoln. 



Dec. 27. 
Lincoln. 



Dec. 23. 

Welton. 



Dec. 30. 
Lincoln. 



Dec. 26. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 22 — conU 

shall see fit in that land, in accordance with the tenor of the transcripts 
aforesaid ; provided that the money shall be paid to the said merchants 
as above. By K. on the information of J. de Drok[enesford]. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause John de Stapelton to 
have seisin of a messuage, two bovates of land, and forty acres of moor 
(more) in Stapelton, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the said messuage, land and moor, which John son of Stephen 
del Wra, who was outlawed for felony, held, have been in the king's hands 
for a year and a day, and that John held them of John de Stapelton, 
and that William de Mulcastre now holds the messuage, land and moor 
and has had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to 
answer to the king. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
William Trenchefil, brother and heir of Peter Trenchefil, to have seisin of 
the lands that Peter held of the king in chief by reason of the lands of 
John Comyn, earl of Boghan, which were lately in the king's hands, and 
whereof Peter was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, as William 
has proved his age before the escheator, as appears to the king by the proof 
sent into chancery, and the king has taken his fealty for the lands that 
Peter held of him as above. 

To the sheriff of York. As the king wills that a market shall be held 
weekly on Tuesday at his hamlet of Panehale, which is a member of his 
manor of Knaresburgh, and that a fair shall be held there yearly for four 
days, to wit for two days before Michaelmas, at that feast, and on the 
morrow thereof, and also that a market shall be held on Friday at his 
hamlet of Hamestwayt, which is a member of the manor aforesaid, and a 
fair there yearly for four days, to wit two days before the Translation of 
St. Thomas the Martyr and on that feast and on the morrow ; the king 
orders the sheriff to cause these markets and fairs to be proclaimed in 
his county [court] and to be observed. 

To Walter de Aylesbury, constable of Walingford castle. Whereas the 
king has granted to Hugh le Despenser all emends, punishments, and all 
other things pertaining to the king for the trespass that Henry son of 
Nigel was said to have committed against Hugh when he was in the 
king's service under his protection in taking and carrying off Hugh's 
swans against the king's protection aforesaid, whereof Henry was convicted 
in the king's court before William de Bereford and William Wace, the 
king's justices to hear and determine the trespass, and for which he was 
adjudged to prison by consideration of the court, and Henry has satisfied 
Hugh for the trespass, as Hugh has signified to the king by his letters : 
the king orders the constable to cause Henry to be delivered from prison 
in that castle, if he be detained for this reason only. 

Goditha, wife of Robert de Welles, imprisoned at Newcastle-on-Tyne 
for the death of Emma, late the wife of Robert Brand, wherewith she is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Northumberland to bail her. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Robert de la Berwe, tenant 
by knight service of the heir of William de Berkle, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 



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1305. Membrane 22 — cont. 

Jan. 3. To Lambert de Trikingham and John Biroun, guardians of the arch- 

Lmcoln. bishopric of York. Order to pay to Reymtmd de Funganan, the king's 
yeoman, out of the moneys that they have received or shall next receive 
from the issues of the archbishopric, 200 marks, which the king has 
granted to him as a gift, and 26Z. 13s. lid!, of the arrears of his wages 
and for his robes for the thirty-first and thirty-second years of the reign, 
omitting all other payments. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Jan. 2. To Otto de Grandisono, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye and Gereseye, 

Lincoln. or to him who supplies his place. Whereas the king has pardoned 
Thomas de Estfeld by his letters patent the suit of his peace for the death 
of Robert du Celer and also the abjuration of the islands and of the 
adjoining islands that he made for the death aforesaid, he, wishing to 
show him further grace, orders Otto to cause to be delivered to Thomas all 
the lands that belonged to him in the islands that are held of the king and 
all his goods and chattels, which were taken into the king' hands by 
reason of the death and abjuration, if the lands pertain to the king as 
escheats and if the goods and chattels pertain to him as forfeitures, saving 
to Otto the rights pertaining to him in this behalf. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Jan. 3. To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 

Lincoln. cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of John de Langeford, 

tenant in chief as of the honour of Peverel, which is in the king's hands, 

as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without 

his licence, 

Jan. 2. To Otto de Grandissono, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye and 

Lincoln. Gereseye, or to him who supplies his place. Whereas a plea was 
moved between Maud Bonamy and Jordan Cloyet, the younger, in 
the ecclesiastical forum, concerning the contraction of a marriage 
between them, and she obtained in the same forum by process of the plea 
aforesaid letters to excommunicate him, and Jordan met her when she 
was pregnant and carrying the said letters and, in order to take them 
from her, he threw her down and carried away from her her purse with the 
said letters and lQd. of black Tournois found in it, by reason of which 
throwing down the child (puer) in her womb died, so that she bore a still 
born (abortivum) child, and thus Jordain slew the child by accident and 
not by felony or malice aforethought, and for these reasons and for no 
other cause he abjured the islands and the adjoining islands, as is more 
fully contained in the record of Peter le Marchaunt, now supplying Otto's 
place in the islands, which the king has caused to come before him and 
in the king's letters patent of pardon for the death, trespass and abjura- 
tion made to Jordan : the king, wishing to show him further favour, 
orders Otto to deliver to him all the lands that belonged to him in the 
islands on the day of the abjuration and that are held of the king, and 
also all his goods and chattels that were taken into the king's hands for 
these reasons, if the lands ought to pertain to the king as escheats and if 
the goods ought to pertain to the king as forfeitures, saving to Otto the 
rights pertaining to him in this behalf. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 
Jan. 5. To Miles de Stapelton, keeper of the honour of Knaresburgh. Order to 

Lincoln. pay to William de Cantilupo 100 marks of the king's gift., in order that 
William may marry therewith Joan, William's sister. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstele. 



232 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1305. Membrane 22 — cont. 

Jan. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

Lincoln. 17 July, in the thirtieth year of his reign, committed to Eobertde Clifford 
by letters patent [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1301-1307, p. 43] the liberty 
of the bishopric of Durham, which was taken into the king's hands by 
consideration of his court before him, during pleasure, and he afterwards 
by his other letters patent granted to Eobert 200 marks for his maintenance 
from the issues of the liberty, to be received at that rate yearly if he held 
it for more or less than a year, and he ordered the sheriff of Durham to 
pay this sum to Eobert, and Eobert has not received the said 200 marks in 
full for the time that he has had the custody, as he says : the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to call before them John de Buterle, then sheriff, and 
to make an account with Eobert in John's presence for the time aforesaid, 
and to cause to be paid to him what is lacking of the said 200 marks 
for the time that he has had the said custody out of the fines and amerce- 
ments of the estreats delivered to them by William de Ormesby, the king's 
late justice to hear and determine pleas touching the said liberty while it 
was in the king's hands. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 



1304. 
Dec. 30. 
Lincoln. 



1305. 

Jan. 2. 

Lincoln. 



To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Barkeston, co. Leicester, which 
he has taken into the king's hands with the other lands that belonged to 
Thomas de Belhus, and not to intermeddle further with the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Eichard de 
Belhus, deceased, father of Thomas, tenant in chief, granted the manor in 
free marriage by his charter to Thomas and Maud, his wife, to have to 
them and the heirs of their two bodies, and that Maud continued her seisin 
thereof in peace from the time of the grant jointly with Thomas until his 
death, and that the manor is held of William de Eos by homage and 
foreign service, as is found by another inquisition taken by the escheator. 



To Eobert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause the abbot of Thornton to have in the forest of Galtres ten oaks fit 
for timber and in the forest of Shirewode twelve oaks fit for timber, of 
the king's gift. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Lambert de Thrikingham and John de Byron, guardians of the 
archbishopric of York during the voidance of the see. Order to cause the 
said abbot to have in the wood of Cawode, which belongs to the arch- 
bishopric, eight oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Eobert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Because the church of Mammesfeld Wodehuses 
and the houses of the king's tenants of that town have been burned by 
mischance, as the king learns, the king, pitying the losses of the tenants 
and wishing to show them favour in timber to rebuild their church and 
houses, orders the justice to cause the tenants to have in the forest of 
Shirewode timber for the rebuilding of the church and each of them to 
have timber for the rebuilding of their houses, in accordance with the 
requirements of their estate, from oaks and other trees suitable for timber. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

Jan. 4. To Master Eichard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 

Lincoln. permit Joan, late the wife of John de Langeford, tenant in chief, as of the 

honour of Peverel, which is in the king's hands, to have her forty days 

(quarentana) of all the goods and chattels that belonged to John at his 

death and which were taken into the king's hands by reason of his death. 



33 EDWARD I. 



233 



1304. 
Dec. 30. 
Lincoln. 



1305. 

Jan. 3. 
Lincoln. 



Jan. 4. 
Lincoln. 



Jan. 7. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Whereas the king granted to Edmund de 
Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, that he should pay all the debts due from 
him to the exchequer by 201. yearly during the king's pleasure, and the 
king now looks (ceperimus nos) to Roger, Edmund's son and heir, a minor 
in the king's wardship, for all the debts due from Edmund to the exchequer 
at his death, and he has granted that when he come of age, he shall pay 
yearly to the exchequer 20Z. until the debts are fully paid, as contained in 
the king's letters patent : the king orders the sheriff to deliver all the 
goods and chattels that belonged to Edmund in his bailiwick, which were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the debts aforesaid, to the 
executors of Edmund's will for the execution of his will. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

The like to the sheriffs of Salop and Stafford, Worcester, Oxford and 
Berks, Somerset and Dorset, Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
allowed to J. bishop of Carlisle bOL 2s. lid. (sic)* in which he was 
indebted to the exchequer for the ferm of the castle of Carlisle and of the 
king's demesnes of Carlisle lately in his custody by the king's commission, 
in the-81£. lis. 5d. due to him from the king as below, as the king 
lately ordered them to audit the bishop's account of the time when he 
had the custody of the castle for the king's victuals delivered to him for 
the munition of the castle and for the wages and other costs and expenses 
of men-at-arms incurred by him for the defence of the castle and adjoin- 
ing parts against the Scots, then the king's enemies and rebels, and to 
cause due allowances to be made to him in the said victuals and in the 
debts due to the king from him for his own debts and the debts of his 
predecessors, and to certify the king under the seal of the exchequer of 
what they should find that he owed to the bishop, and they have signified 
to the king that, after making account with the bishop and making the 
said allowances, there are due to him 81Z. lis. 5d. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay to the said bishop out of 
the issues of the castle of Carlisle and the king's demesnes there, which 
are in the sheriff's custody, 26/,. 8s. Gd., which the king owes to him after 
making account with him for the time when he had the custody of that 
castle (as in preceding order). 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the bailiff of the Peak (de Pecco). Whereas the king, on 30 
September, in the eleventh year of his reign, granted to Nicholas de 
Babbingleye, his forester of the Peak, for his good testimony (testimonio) 
that he gave to him, that he should receive thenceforth during the king's 
pleasure and for so long as he should keep the bailiwick in his own 
person 12d. daily for his maintenance in that office, in the same manner 
as the 8d. daily prieviously granted to him by the king in that office, as 
contained in the king's letters patent [Calendar of Patent Bolls, 1281- 
1292, p. 767] : the king orders the bailiff, if Nicholas keeps the bailiwick 
in his own person, to pay to him the arrears of the said 12d. daily for the 
bailiff's time and to pay him the same henceforth until otherwise ordered. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Peter de Bleues, merchant 
of Gascony, imprisoned in Neugate for the death of Bertram Amonyn, his 
fellow, who was lately slain in the city, to be released from prison upon 



* Should be 551. 2s. lid. See the next enrolment and schedule. 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1305. Membrane 22 — cont. 

his finding mainpernors to have him before the king or any of his subjects 
to be appointed by him for this purpose at the quinzaine of the Purification 
next, to stand to right concerning the said death if the king or any one else 
wish to speak against him in this matter, and also to answer to the king 
for his goods and chattels taken into the king's hands by the sheriffs for 
this reason if they ought to pertain to the king, as the king wishes to show 
him favour because he is indicted of the said death by certain of his rivals 
of the city out of hatred and malice. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benst[ede]. 

Jan. 8. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king has taken the fealty of 

Lincoln. Muriel, late the wife of Eanulph le Fauconer of Scotland, for the lands 
whereof she was dowered in England in the time of Alexander, late king 
of Scotland, which the king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of 
the late war between him and the Scots, and he has rendered them to her 
of his special favour : he orders the sheriff to deliver to her the lands of 
her dower in his bailiwick, saving to the king and others who hold the 
lands by his commission or otherwise their costs and expenses about 
the lands and the other goods and chattels in the same. By p.s. 

Membrane 22 — Schedules. 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause John de Bernevill, imprisoned 

Burstwick. at York for forging the king's privy seal, to be conducted at the king's 

cost under safe convoy to London, there to be delivered to the keeper of 

Neugate gaol, whom the king has ordered to receive him from the sheriff 

and to cause him to be kept safely in that gaol until otherwise ordered. 

Mandate in pursuance to the keeper of Neugate gaol. 

Jan. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer Order to cause to be 

Lincoln. allowed to J. bishop of Carlisle 5ol. 2s. lid!., in which he was indebted to 
the exchequer for the ferm of the castle of Carlisle and of the king's 
demesnes of Carlisle lately in his custody by the king's commission, in 
the 81L lis. 5c/. due to him as below, as the king lately ordered them to 
audit the bishop's account of the time when he had the custody of the castle 
for the king's victuals delivered to him for the munition of the castle 
and for the wages and other costs and expenses of men-at-arms incurred 
by him for the defence of the castle against the Scots, then the king's 
enemies and rebels, and to cause due allowances to be made to him in the 
said victuals and in the debts due from him to the king for his own debts 
and the debts of his predecessors, and to certify the king under the seal 
of the exchequer of what they should find that he owed to the bishop, and 
they have signified to the king that, after making account with the bishop 
and making the said allowances, there are due to him 811. lis. 5d. 



Membrane 21. 

Jan, 8. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Lincoln. to Alice, late the wife of Hugh de la Hide, as nearest [friend] of the heirs, 
a messuage and a third of a virgate in Thornhull, co. Dorset, and not to 
intermeddle further with the lands that Hugh held of other lands than 
the king, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Hugh at his death held the messuage and land of the king at fee-ferm, 
rendering therefor yearly by the hands of the sheriff of Dorset 4s. 6d. 



33 EDWARD I. 



235 



Jan. 10. 
Lincoln. 



1395 # Membrane 21 — corit 

yearly for all service, and that he did not hold at his death any lands of 
the king by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king on this occasion, and that Maud, Joan and Cutburga, his daughters, 
are his nearest heirs, and that Maud is aged three years, Joan one year and 
Cutburga eleven weeks and over. 

Jan. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has 

Lincoln. pardoned Alexander de Fryvill for his good service 162L 9s. lOd. of the 
debts due from him to the exchequer, and has granted him that he may 
pay the balance of the debts that are clear by 100s. yearly during the 
king's pleasure : the king orders them to allow to Alexander the sums 
that he has paid by deeds or tallies, and to search the rolls of the 
exchequer for the balance, and to cause him to have the said terms for the 
debts that are thus clear, and to cause this to be done and enrolled. 

Byp.s. [5247.] 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Whereas Isabel, 
late the wife of Hugh Bardolf, tenant in chief, granted and quit -claimed 
to the king, on 21 November last, by her deed all her right and claim in 
the manors of Watton, co. Hertford, Adington, co. Surrey, and Emlesworth, 
co. Southampton, which Hugh held of the king in chief at his death of 
Isabel's inheritance, and which were taken into the king's hands with 
Hugh's other lands, and the king afterwards granted to Isabel the manors 
to hold under a certain form, and ordered the escheator to deliver to her 
the manors with the king's other goods and chattels then in them and 
with the issues received thence since 21 November, of the king's gift : 
the 'king, wishing to show her further favour in this behalf, orders the 
escheator to deliver to her all the issues received from the manors from 
the time of Hugh's death until the said 21 November, together with the 
goods, chattels and issues previously granted to her, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield. 

Jan. 15. David le Bercher, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Eichard son 

Navenby. f Maud atte Wolde, whereof he is indicted, has letters to the sheriff of 
Middlesex to bail him until the first assize. 

Memorandum, that the king by writ of privy seal ordered W. bishop 
of Coventry and Lichfield, his treasurer, to deliver in the presence of 
those of the king's council at Westminster the great seal, then in 
the custody of Sir John de Bensted under the seals of Sir A. de 
Osgodeby and Robert de Bardelby, to Sir William de Hamelton, 
dean of York, whom the king has chosen as his chancellor ; and 
Sir John de Bensted delivered the said seal to the said bishop under 
the seals of the said Adam and Robert in their presence and in the 
presence of Sir Philip de Wylgheby, the chancellor, John de Insula, and 
Master Richard de Abyndon, barons, Hugh de Notingham, one of the 
remembrancers of the exchequer, on Saturday after St. Hilary, to wit 
16 January, in the 33rd year, in the little exchequer at Westminster, and 
the bishop then delivered it to Sir William de Hamelton on the king's 
behalf, who received it into his hands and on the same day after dinner 
sealed therewith a writ for Master William de Grenefeld, elect of York. 

Jan. 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Lincoln. elected in place of Benedict Potyn of Rochester, whom the king has 
caused to be amoved from office because he is incapacitated, by infirmity. 



236 



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1305. 

Jan. 12. 
Lincoln. 



Jan. 15. 
Navenby 



Jan. 19. 

St. Saviour's 

Town. 



Jan. 22. 
Spalding. 



Jan. 15. 
Navenby. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To Robert de Burghersh, warden of the Cinque Ports. t Order to permit 
Master William de Grenefeld, elect of York, to carry out of that port (sic) 
his silver vessels and money to- the amount of 100Z. sterling for his 
expenses, notwithstanding the king's ordinance that money or silver in 
mass shall not be taken out of the country to parts beyond sea without 
his licence, as William is going to the Roman court for the matter of his 
election by the king's licence. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Walter de Gloucest[ria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John son of John son 
of Simon and Petronilla, his wife, jointly held of the king at John's death 
the manor of Stanbrig, co. Essex, of her inheritance as of the barony of 
Reylegh, which is in the king's hands, by the service of doing suit at the 
king's court of Reylegh from three weeks to three weeks, and the king has 
taken her fealty for the manor : he orders the escheator to deliver to the 
said Isabel (sic) the manor, which he took into the king's hands by reason 
of John's death, together with the issues received thence by him. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud and Robert de Harwedon, guardians of the 
bishopric of Winchester during the voidance of the seev Order to pay to 
Amadeus, count of Savoy, or to Master Bernard de Mercato, his attorney, 
1,000 marks out of the issues of the bishopric, in part payment of 
10,000 marks, as the king, on 6 February, in the thirty-first year of his 
reign, granted to him the issues of all bishoprics, abbeys and priories falling 
void of which the custody pertains to the king until he should be satisfied 
for 10,000 marks, which the king had previously granted to him for his 
good service, as contained in the king's letters patent [Calendar of Patent 
Rolls, 1301-1307, p. 113], and the count has not yet been satisfied for the 
said 10,000 marks. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 
on 11 February in the fifty-sixth year of his reign, granted by his letters 
patent, in part payment of the money due from him to Matthew de 
Loveyne, deceased, for the marriage of Elisanta, late the wife of Matthew, 
what pertained to him of the relief of William de Lyndeseye, son and 
heir of Walter de Lyndeseye, tenant in chief of the said king : the king 
orders them to cause Ingelram de Gynes and Christiana, his wife, 
daughter and heiress of the said William, to be acquitted of what pertained 
to the late king of the relief aforesaid, which they cause to be exacted 
for them by summons of the exchequer contrary to the grant aforesaid. 

To the taker of the king's wines of the right prise at Southampton. 
Order to cause the abbot and convent of King's Beaulien to have a tun 
of wine of the king's right prise there for the thirty-third year of his 
reign, in accordance with the late king's grant to them of a tun of wine 
yearly for the celebration of mass in their church and of the king's grant, 
at the instance of R. late bishop of Salisbury, his chancellor, that they 
shall receive the said tun yearly by the hands of the taker of his wines at 
Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
levied without delay the 100s. by which William la Zusche made fine 
with the king before them for having the king's writs to hear and 
determine certain trespasses committed upon him at Bridgwater (Bnuj- 
walteri), co. Somerset, before William de Bereford, Peter Mallore, and 



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Gilbert de Knovill, and 100s. by which Maud, late the wife of Ralph de 
Boxste, tenant in chief, made fine with the king before the treasurer and 
barons to have licence to marry whom she would, provided that he were 
the king's subject, and 10L by which Roger de Messenden made fine 
with the king before them to have again certain tenements in Coleworth, 
co. Northampton, which were taken into the king's hands because he 
acquired them of Henry de Pynkeny, who held them of the king in chief, 
without the king's licence, and to cause the sums to be paid to William 
de Sancto Paulo, Arnald de Sancto Martino, John de Beryes, Reymund 
de Artigalung, John de Seignaus, Peter de Francia, yeoman of John de 
Seincrik, and Vincent de Lageneys, citizens and merchants of Bayonne, 
to whom the king granted these sums by his letters patent in part 
payment of 5001. that he granted to them in aid of their costs and 
expenses in a prosecution made by them in his name against William de 
Saut, sometime citizen of Bayeux, and to cause William, Maud and Roger 
to be acquitted thereof. 

Jan. 22. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Spalding, to be elected in place of Robert de Wyvill, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity. 

Jan. 26. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Wisbech. intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Richard de Asheby, 

as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard at 

his death held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship 

of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Jan. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas John de Melsa, 

Tydd. late sheriff of the county of York, was indebted to the exchequer at his 
death in divers debts, and the king granted to him in his lifetime that he 
should pay the debts by 50 marks yearly, and his lands came to the hands 
of Godfrey de Melsa, his son, the king's yeoman, by John's grant, and the 
king, wishing to show further favour to Godfrey for his good service, has 
pardoned him a moiety of all the debts due from his father at his death to 
the exchequer for any reason, and has granted to him that he may pay 
the balance by 50 marks yearly, as contained in the king's letters patent 
to him : the king orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of 
the exchequer concerning the debt due from John to the exchequer at his 
death, and to cause Godfrey to be acquitted of a moiety of the debts that 
remain clear, and to cause him to have the said terms, and to cause this 
to be so done and enrolled. By p.s. 

Jan. 26. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Wisbech. dower to be assigned to Hawisia, late the wife of Roger son of Henry de 

Beltoft, tenant by knight service of the heir of Roger de Moubray, tenant 

in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, after taking security from her 

that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

Jan. 26. To the same. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of William de 

Wisbech. Hale, certain lands in Hale, co. Northampton, which he has taken into 

the king's hands by reason of William's death, and to restore to her 

the issues received from them, as the king learns by an inquisition taken 

by the escheator that William and Joan jointly acquired the lands of 



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John de Holt, the younger, to them and to William's heirs, and that they 
continued their joint seisin thereof until William's death, and that the 
lands are held of the king by the service of 9s. yearly by the hands of 
the sheriff of that county, and the king has taken her fealty for the lands. 

Jan. 2. To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Lincoln. Roger, son and heir of John de Insula, to have seisin of his father's lands, 
as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
homage for the lands that John held of him in chief, 

Jan. 17. To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 

Sleaford. cause Anketin, son and heir of Anketin Salvayn, to have seisin of his 
father's lands, as he has proved his age before the king, and the king has 
taken his homage for the lands that his father held in chief. 

Byp.s. [5257.] 

Feb. 1. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands that 

Walsingham. William le Latimer, the elder, held of other lords than the king, which 
the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his 
death held nothing of the king in chief, and it is found by an inquisition 
taken by Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent, that William 
at his death held no lands in Walter's bailiwick of the king in chief except 
certain lands in Corby and Carleton, co. Northampton, of the inheritance 
of Alice, late his wife, by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought 
not to pertain to the king on this occasion. 

Feb. 2. To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. As the king wishes to provide corn 

Walsingham. f or the expenses of his household in his next parliament at Westminster 
on Sunday after St. Matthias, he orders the sheriff to cause 200 quarters 
of wheat to be bought from the richer men who are most sufficient for this 
purpose in his bailiwick by a certain price and by tallies to be made 
between the sheriff and them, and to cause the wheat to be carried to 
Westminster before the said Sunday at the latest. The king wills that 
the men shall be satisfied for their money for the corn in his wardrobe so 
soon as it shall come to the hands of the keeper of his store. [Pari. 
Writs.] 
The like to the sheriff of Kent for 200 quarters. [Ibid.] 
Feb. 2. To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Like order for the provision of 

Walsingham. thirty tuns of ale of must (miisona). [Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of London for 80 tuns. [Ibid.] 

Feb. 9. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause wooden dishes, brazen pots, 

Thetford. and copper in mass for the making of other utensils for the office of the 

scullery of the king's household, and divers other necessaries for that 

office to be bought against the coming parliament without delay as Robert 

de Acton, the king's scullion, shall intimate to them. [Ibid.] 

Feb. 3. To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Walsingham. to Alice, late the wife of William le Latimer, the elder, a moiety of the 
town of Corby with the hundred of Corby and with a portion of Carleton, 
co. Northampton, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of 
William's death, and to restore to her the issues received by him, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that William and 
Alice held the moiety, town and portion jointly of the king at William's 
death of Alice's inheritance by the service of rendering 100s. yearly to the 
exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of that county, and the king has 
taken her fealty for the premises, 



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Feb. 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Thomas 
Standon. a e Multon, grandson (nepos) and heir of Thomas son of Lambert de 
Multon, tenant in chief, of the issues of the lands of his inheritance in 
cos. Lincoln and Cumberland, which were committed to him before he 
came of age by letters under the seal of the exchequer on condition that 
he should answer to the exchequer for the issues thereof until he came of 
age, from 12 May, in the 24 th year of the reign, when the king took his 
homage, as appears by an inspection of the rolls of chancery, he having 
proved his age on Monday the feast of St. George the Martyr, in the said 
year, before Malcolm de Harlegh, then escheator this side Trent, as is 
found by the proof returned into chancery. 

Feb. 21. To the sheriff of Nottingham and the coroners cf that county. 

Ware. Whereas the king granted to Roger de Sutton, his clerk, the hospital of 
St. John, Notingham, void by the death of Thomas de Kancia, the late 
master, and pertaining to the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the 
archbishopric of York, and the king now understands that certain men 
of that town have taken and carried away and wasted the goods and 
chattels of the hospital found therein on the day of Thomas's death and 
in the king's custody : the king, willing that full restitution of the 
goods shall be made to the said clerk, orders the sheriff and coroners 
to cause inquisition to be made as to what goods and chattels 
were found in the hospital on the said day, and by whom they were 
carried away and wasted, and in what manner, and to cause them to be 
arrested in the hands of whomsoever they may be found, and to cause 
them to be delivered to Roger to be committed to the pious uses of the 
hospital, on condition that Roger shall answer in the king's court to all 
and singular who may wish to speak against him in this matter. By C. 

Feb. 19. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

Standon. to John de Cove and Eva, his wife, late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, 
tenant in chief, the following of the knights' fees that belonged to Robert, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower : three fees in Bronham, 
co. Norfolk, which Thomas de Snyterton and his parceners hold, and 
which are extended at SQL yearly; three parts of a fee in Snetesham 
and Cangham, in the same county, which parts John de Thorp and 
Alice, his wife, hold, and which are extended at 10Z. yearly ; a 
moiety of a fee in Blonorton, in the same county, which moiety 
Petronilla, late the wife of Roger de Brom, holds, and which is 
extended at 100s. yearly ; a fee in Catesthorp, in the same county, 
which John de Berdewell and his parceners hold, and which is 
extended at 101. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Berewyk, in the same 
county, which quarter Reginald de Calethorp holds, and which is extended 
at 50s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Sandringham, in the same county, 
which quarter Peter de Snetesham holds, and which is extended at 60s. 
yearly ; a sixth of a fee in Shelf hangel, in the same county, which sixth 
Roger de Ho holds, and which is extended at 30s. yearly ; a sixth of a fee 
in Herling and Brythenham, in the same county, which sixth John le 
Fauconer holds, and which is extended at 30s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
in Besthorp and Hokham, in the same county, which moiety William de 
Curzon holds, and which is extended at 100s. yearly ; a fee in the same 
town of Besthorp, which Henry Page holds, and which is extended at 101. 
yearly; a moiety of a fee in Dersingham, in the same county, which 
moiety Isabel de Veteri Aula holds, and which is extended at 100s. yearly; 
a sixth of a fee in Hadesco, in the same county, which sixth the prior 
of St. Olave's and his parceners bold, and which is extended at 30s. 



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Feb. 10. 

Bury St. 

Edmunds. 

Feb. 19. 
Standon. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Little Massyngham, in the same county, 
which moiety Thomas de Flecham holds, and which is extended at 
100s. yearly; two parts of a fee in Toftes and Brecham, in the same 
county, which two parts Roger de Toftes holds, and which are extended 
at 101. yearly; a fee in Ingham and Waxtonesham, in the same 
county, which John de Ingham holds, and which is extended at 10£. 
yearly; a fee in Horningtoft and Kipton, in the same county, which 
Gregory de Castello and Hugh de Sprouston hold, and which is extended 
at 151. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Hillington, in the same county, which 
moiety Roger son of Osbert holds, and which is extended at 100s. yearly ; a 
quarter of a fee in Denton, in the same county, which quarter the heirs of 
Robert de Ocholt hold, and which is extended at 50s. yearly ; a quarter of 
a fee in the same town, which quarter Robert de Bosco holds, and which 
is extended at 50s. yearly ; 2J fees in Brom, in the same county, which 
the heirs of Roger de Brom hold, and which are extended at 201. yearly ; 
a fee in Leurdyton, co. Sussex, which Roger de Bello Campo holds, and 
which is extended at 100s. yearly ; three fees in Notburn near Pulberwe, 
Wyldebruge, Weston, and Westmerden, in the same county, which Alan 
la Zusche holds, and which are extended at 15Z. yearly ; a fee in the said 
town of Pulberwe, which Walter de Insula holds, and which is extended 
at 100s. yearly ; and a fee in the same town, which Henry Huse holds, 
and which is extended at 100s. yearly. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to the said John and Eve the 
following of the advowsons of churches that belonged to Robert : the 
advowson of Denton, co. Norfolk, which is extended at 86 marks 
yearly ; the advowson of the church of Taseburgh, in the same county, 
which is extended at 20 marks yearly; the advowson of the chapel of 
Topecroft, in the same county, which is extended at 5 marks yearly. 

Richard le Grene of Melton, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of 
John le Fyneye of Almanbury, slain at Melton, co. York, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
18 February, in the 19th year of his reign, for a fine of 100£. that William 
de Douglas made with him in chancery, granted to William what pertained 
to the king of the marriage of Eleanor, late the wife of William de Ferariis, 
tenant in chief, and Eleanor, being ignorant of the fine and grant, made 
another of 100Z. with the king in the same year at the exchequer to 
have licence to marry William, as appears by inspection of the rolls of the 
chancery and of the exchequer ; and the treasurer and barons, although 
these fines were made for one and the same cause by inadvertence 
{surreptionem) and ignorance, have caused 43Z. 14s. 10d. to be levied by 
the sheriff of Essex from the lands that belonged to William de Douglas 
by reason of the fine made by him and 111. to be levied from Eleanor's 
lands by reason of the fine made by her, and have caused these sums to 
be paid into the exchequer because the fines were made in different places 
and by different persons separately, and they cause Eleanor to be distrained 
for the remainder of the said 200£. : the king orders them to cause what 
has been levied from her by reason of the fine made by her to be allowed 
in the fine made by William de Douglas, and to cause the arrears of the 
latter fine to be levied from the lands that belonged to William so far as 
they are sufficient for this purpose, and to cause Eleanor to be acquitted 
of the fine made by her. It is provided that if the arrears of the fine 
made by William de Douglas cannot be levied from his lands, what is 
lacking shall be levied from Eleanor's lands and chattels. 



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Whereas the king lately ordered the sheriffs of London to cause Peter 
de Bleyves, merchant of Gascony, lately imprisoned at Neugate for the 
death of Bertram Amonin, his fellow, who was lately slain in the city of 
London, to be delivered from prison upon his finding mainpernors to have 
him before the king or any of his subjects to be appointed for this purpose in 
the quinzaine of the Purification last, to stand to right in the king's court for 
the death aforesaid if the king or any one else should wish to speak against 
him concerning it, and also to answer to the king for his goods and 
chattels, which were taken into the king's hands by the sheriffs for this 
reason, in case they ought to pertain to the king, and to deliver to him 
his goods and chattels by the mainprise aforesaid ; and he found 
mainpernors before the sheriffs, and appeared before the king on the said 
day : the king has granted that if Peter find mainpernors to have him 
before the king or any of his subjects to be appointed by him for this 
purpose on the first Sunday of Lent next to stand to right in his court 
for the death aforesaid, if the king or anyone else wish to speak against 
him, and also to answer to the king for his goods and chattels in form 
aforesaid, he shall be delivered from the prison aforesaid in the meantime 
and his goods and chattels shall be delivered to him in the meantime by 
the mainprise aforesaid. By p.s. 

Feb. 21. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to deliver John de les Acres, 
Ware. imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Robert son of Simon le Palmer, 
of West Derby, co. Lancaster, wherewith he is charged, in bail to twelve 
men of that county, who shall mainpern to have him before the justices 
at the first assize in that county to stand to right if any one wish to 
speak against him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that John has been charged with the death out of hatred and malice. 



Feb. 19. 

Standon. 



Membrane 19. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Whereas Peter de Stochowe of 
Norwich and William de Rollesby of Yarmouth, merchants of England, 
lately caused two ships to be loaded at Yarmouth with wines and other 
victuals, and caused the wines and victuals to be taken to Zeeland (Seland 1 ) 
to trade therewith, certain malefactors of Zeeland entered the ship by force 
and arms and took and carried away from her wines and victuals of Peter 
to the value of 80Z. and of William to the value of 50£. against the will of 
Peter and William and their yeomen who were in the ships with the wine, 
and inflicted other damages upon them, as the king learns by the letters 
patent of John, duke of Lorraine (LotricK), Brabant and Lymburg, the 
king's son, and by the letters of the communities of the towns of Norwich 
and Yarmouth under their common seals sent to the king; by reason 
whereof the king lately ordered the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to arrest 
goods and wares of the merchants of Zeeland to the value of the 130Z. 
aforesaid, and to cause them to be kept safely until Peter and William 
should be satisfied for the sums aforesaid, or until otherwise ordered, and 
to certify the king of their proceedings by their letters ; and they have 
signified to him that they have arrested charcoal (carbones) of the goods 
of Boudekin Scot, merchant of Zeeland, to the value of 5s. : the king 
orders them to cause the charcoal to be appraised in the presence of 
Poudekin, if he choose to be present, and to cause it to be delivered to 
William in part payment of the said 50Z., and to cause goods and wares 
of merchants of Zeeland to be arrested to the value of 49J. 15$. Od. as 
above. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Lenne and of Boston to 



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Membrane 19 — cont* 

cause goods and wares of the men and merchants of Zeeland to be 
arrested to the value of 80Z. for Peter's use in form aforesaid. By p.s. 

To the bailiffs of the bishop of Norwich, Eobert de Monte Alto, and 
William de Carleton at Lenne. Order to arrest goods as above to the 
value of 4:01. in favour of the said Peter. The king has ordered the 
bailiffs of Boston to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 40Z. 

By p.s. 

The like to the bailiffs of Boston. 

March 4. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster, dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of William de Pageham, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

March 5. To [the sheriff] of Wilts. Whereas it appears to the king by 
Westminster, inspection of the late king's charter that the late king granted to the 
bishop of Salisbury and his successors that they may take a tallage or 
reasonable aid from citizens of the city of Salisbury when the king makes 
a tallage in his demesnes, and the king now understands from the 
complaint of S. bishop of Salisbury that the citizens do not permit 
themselves to be tallaged, contrary to the tenor of the charter aforesaid : 
the king orders the sheriff to summon the mayor, citizens and whole 
community of the city by two men of the county to be before the king 
and his council at Westminster on Sunday in the middle of Lent, to show 
cause why they ought not to be tallaged in accordance with the said 
charter. By C. 

March 4. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster, dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Hamo de Pynkeny, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

March 1 . To Lambert de Trikyngham and John Byron, guardians of the arch- 
Westminster, bishopric of York during voidance. Order not to intermeddle further 
with four bovates of land in Frismarays, which Peter de la Twyer held at 
his death of the archbishopric, as the king, upon its being found by an 
inquisition taken by Master Eichard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent, 
that Peter at his death held no lands of the king except certain tenements 
in Preston, co. York, by the service of rendering of 12d. yearly to the king 
at the castle of Skipse and certain tenements in Wynestede, Frothingham, 
and Paghelflete by the service of rendering 20s. Id. yearly to the king at 
the manor of Brustwyk for all service, as of the honour of Albemarle, 
which is in the king's hands, for which reason the wardship of Peter's 
lands does not pertain to the king upon this occasion, and the king 
ordered the escheator to retain in the king's hands the said tenements in 
Preston, Wynestede, Frothingham, and Paghelflete and not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands that Peter held of other lords than the 
king, and the king now understands that the said guardians have taken 
into his hands the four bovates, from which the king amoved his hand as 
is aforesaid, which Peter held of the archbishopric by the service of 20s. Qd. 
yearly, with the other lands of the archbishopric by reason of the voidance 
of the archbishopric. 

March 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 

Westminster. on 9 January, in the thirty-fifth year of his reign, committed to William 

son of William Lungespeie, then a minor, two parts of the manor of 

Wynterburn, which was extended at 18L 1 8s. OJd. yearly, to hold during 

the said king's pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer two-thirds of 



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March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 7. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

the extent ; and the said king afterwards, on 27 August, in the thirty- sixth 
year of his reign, took the homage of the said William son of William for 
all the lands that came to him by right of inheritance from his father, and 
rendered them to him, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery; 
the king orders them, if they ascertain that the said two parts came to 
William son of William after his father's death by right of inheritance, 
to cause Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, who married Margaret, daughter 
and heiress of William son of William, to be acquitted of two parts of the 
extent aforesaid from the said 27 August. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the abbot of Peterborough to have in the forest of Clive four live 
bucks and six live does, in order to stock therewith a new park of his that 
he has caused to be enclosed. By K. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
resume into the king's hands the manor of Barkeston, co. Leicester, 
and to deliver it to Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Belhus, tenant in 
chief, with the issues thereof and other issues that he may have received 
before Walter de Muncy entered it, as the king, immediately after the 
death of Thomas, before the inquisitions concerning his lands had been 
returned into chancery, granted to Walter the wardship of Thomas's 
lands during the minority of his heir, and ordered the escheator to deliver 
the wardship to Walter, and afterwards, when it was found by the said 
inquisitions that Eichard de Belhus, Thomas's father, granted the said 
manor by his charter to Thomas and Maud in free marriage, and that Maud 
continued her seisin thereof jointly with her husband until his death, and 
that the manor is held of William de Eos, the king ordered the escheator 
not to intermeddle with the manor, which he had taken into the king's 
hands with the other lands of Thomas, or with the issues thereof, and 
Walter has entered the manor as if the wardship thereof pertained to him 
by virtue of the grant aforesaid, and he holds it thus, as the king learns 
from Maud's complaint. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Eldelose, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has pardoned John de Thorp the 201. that he caused to be delivered 
to him as an imprest of the wardrobe at the time when he crossed to 
Gascony in the king's service, and order to cause John to be acquitted of 
this sum. By pet. of C. [13846.] 

Henry de Whytemore, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Stephen 
le Cluter of Asshengge, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriffs of Devon to bail him. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Eobert de Harwedon to have in the king's wood called ' le Park of 
Mulchet,' which is within the bounds of the forest of Clarindon, six oaks 
fit for timber, of the king's gift. By pet. of C. [13559.] 

To Master Eichard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order to 
cause John, son and heir of Thomas de Tocotes, tenant by knight service 
of the heir of Eobert de Thweng, tenant in chief, which heir was lately 
a minor in the kings wardship, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he 
has proved his age before the escheator, as appears by the proof returned 
into chancery, and the king has taken his fealty. 



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1305. 

March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 6. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



March 14. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Robert de Kynebauton and Katharine, his wife, daughter and heiress of 
James de Langeden, to have seisin of the lands that James held at his 
death of the king in chief, as Katharine has proved her age before the 
escheator and the king has taken Robert's homage. 

To the same. Order to cause William de Lamore, son and heir of 
Roger de la More, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as 
he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his 
homage. By p.s. 

To John le Convers, the king's yeoman. Order to restore to John 
Shench and Joan, his wife, the bailiwick of the custody of the king's 
palace of Westminster, which is of Joan's inheritance, which bailiwick 
Walter de Glouc[estria] and Ralph de Sandwico, appointed to hear and 
determine certain trespasses committed against the king by the breaking 
of his treasury, lately took into the king's hands and committed to the 
said yeomen in the king's name. By pet. of C. [13253.] 

To Walter de Aylesbury, keeper of the honour of Walingford. As the 
king has taken the homage of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, for all the 
lands that he holds of the king both of that honour and by reason of the 
other lanjds that belonged to Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, which are in 
the king's hands, he orders Walter to cause to be released the distraint 
made by him upon the earl for this homage. 

To Ralph de Hengham. As the king, at the request of Roger le 
Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, has pardoned Laurence 
de Ofton, clerk, what pertains to the king for the trespass committed by 
him in breaking the close of William Loveday in Goryng and in taking two 
bucks therein without William's licence, whereof Laurence was convicted 
before Ralph and his fellows, justices of the Bench, and for which he was 
committed to the Flete prison by consideration of the said court: the 
king orders Ralph to order Laurence to be released from prison, if he be 
detained therein solely for what pertains to the king for the trespass 
aforesaid. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Whereas 
the king has pardoned Robert de Plumpton, for a fine of 10 marks made 
with him, all manner of trespasses of venison committed by him in any 
forests of the king beyond Trent up to the day of the making of the 
presents, the king orders the justice not to molest or aggrieve him in any 
way by reason of the trespasses aforesaid. 



Membrane 18. 

March 18. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Adam Chartres, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William de Tyndale, whom the king has 
caused to be amoved from office because he is insufficiently qualified. 

The earl of Lincoln, John de Britann[ia], Hugh le Despenser, Thomas 
de Berkleye, Hugh de Veer, William de Grandisono, and Adam de Welles 
mainperned before the king Almaric de Sancto Amajjdo to have him before 



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1305. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 19. 

Westminster, 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont, 

the king to answer concerning the things to be propounded against him, 
and the sheriff of Oxford is therefore ordered to deliver him [from prison] 
by this mainprise. 

The like to Ralph de Sandwico, constable of London. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
Aleyn to be acquitted of the ferm of 100 marks yearly for the Half- 
Hundred of Ludynglond, which he held by the king's commission during 
the king's pleasure, from 26 November, in the thirty-first year of the 
kirig's reign, when the king ordered him to deliver the Half-Hundred to 
John de Britannia and to pay to him any arrears of the ferm then due, as 
the king, on 9 October, in the twenty -seventh year of his reign, assigned 
to John de Britannia, among other lands that he assigned to him under 
the exchequer seal in part satisfaction of the 1,000£. yearly that he had 
granted to him at the exchequer for the maintenance of himself and his 
household, the said 100 marks to be received from John Aleyn until 
the king should otherwise ordain, and he afterwards, on 26 November 
aforesaid, ordered John Aleyn to deliver the Half-Hundred to John de 
Britannia in part satisfaction of the 1,0002. aforesaid, and order to cause 
the former to be acquitted of what he has paid to the latter as above. 

To John Buteturt, steward of the forest of Dene. As the king learns 
that the weirs of Queen Margaret in the water of Severn in the parts of 
Gloucester are much broken, and as he wills that they shall be repaired 
as quickly as possible, he orders the steward to cause poles (virgas) and 
other timber suitable for the repair of the weirs and for their maintenance 
hereafter to be delivered to the constable of Gloucester castle, as Walter 
de Glouc[estria] and John Abel, whom the king has appointed to survey 
the weirs and to make good their defects whenever necessary, or either 
of them, shall make known to him on the king's behalf. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Edward, prince of Wales, to have in the woods, parks, pastures and chaces 
that belonged to John de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, tenant in chief, in 
cos. Surrey and Sussex, which are in the king's hands and in Walter's 
custody by reason of the minority of the earl's heir, yearly for so long as 
they shall be in the king's hands, meadow and pasture to the value of 
38Z. 16s. Od. yearly for his stud (equicio), of the king's gift. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 
on 9 January, in the thirty-fifth year of his reign, committed to William 
son of William Lungespeye, then a minor, two parts of the manor of 
Wynterburn, which was extended at 18Z. 13s. 0\d. yearly, to hold during 
his pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer two-thirds of the extent, 
saving to Idonia, late the wife of the said William Lungespeye, a third of 
the manor for her dower ; and the said king afterwards, on 27 August, in the 
thirty-sixth year of his reign, took the homage of the said William son of 
William for all the lands that came to him by right of inheritance from 
his father, and rendered them to him, as appears by inspection of the 
rolls of chancery : the king orders them to cause Henry de Lacy, earl of 
Lincoln, who married Margaret, daughter and heiress of the said William 
son of William, to be acquitted of two parts of the extent from the said 
27 August. 

To John de Buteturte, keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause 
William de Mortuo Mari to have in that forest six oaks fit for timber, of 
the king's gift. By K. on the information of li. de Cotingham. 



246 



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1305. 

March 18. 

Westminster. 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



March 21. 

Westminster. 



March 21. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To Ralph de Sandwico and the mayor and sheriffs of London. As the 
king, at the instance of Arnald de Gardinis and of other men of Flanders, 
has pardoned Henry le Blund of St. Trade (Trmlon') and John son of 
Walter de Aiken of Flanders the felony committed by them in striking 
(condendo, for cudendo) the king's money of England, whereof they were 
convicted before the said Ralph and Stephen de Gravesende, the justices 
appointed to deliver Newgate gaol ; the king orders them to cause John 
and Henry to be delivered from the said prison, on condition that they 
forthwith abjure the realm for the said felony, in accordance with the 
law and custom of the realm. By K. on the information of J. Buteturte. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Walter Brun of Great Yarmouth, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry 
de Percy to be acquitted of the scut age exacted from him for the knights' 
fees held by him for the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth 
years of his reign, as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of 
the late king's chancery and of his own that the lands that belonged to 
Henry de Percy, tenant in chief of the said king, at his death were in the 
said king's wardship by reason of the minority of John, his son and heir, 
and of Henry, brother and heir of John, from 18 October, in the fifty- 
sixth year of the said king's reign, until the said king's death and were 
afterwards in the king's wardship until 11 June, in the twenty-second 
year of his reign, upon which day he took the homage of Henry for all 
the lands that his father held at his death of the late king in chief. 

To the same. Order to discharge John de Londjonia] of the ferm of 
the manor of Bray, which he held at ferm, from 14 November, in the 
thirtieth year of the king's reign, upon which day the king granted the 
manor to Ralph Pipard, now deceased, for life for certain contracts 
entered into by the king and him, and ordered the keeper of the manor 
to deliver it to him. 

To the same. Order to cause the aforesaid John to be acquitted of the 
ferm of the said manor from 21 June, in the thirty-second year of the 
reign, when the king by his letters patent granted the manor to Queen 
Margaret with other manors, castles and lands for her life, and ordered 
the treasurer and barons to cause it to be delivered to her. 

To the mayor and bailiffs and whole community of the town of 
Dunwich. Order to cause the Friars Minors of Dunwich to have the 
king's galley of that town with all its tackle and appurtenances in whose 
hands soever they may be, as the king has given it to them. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The citizens of York 
have shown the king by a petition exhibited before him and his council 
that whereas Robert Dacre, the late king's butler, sold wines of the said 
king to certain citizens of that city for 8Z. is. lOd. and other wines for 
102Z. 12s. lid. and received these sums of money for the said king's use, as 
Robert acknowledged by his attorney at the exchequer before the said 
king's treasurer and barons in Michaelmas term in the forty-fourth year 
of the said king's reign, and they have besought the king to cause the said 
citizens to be discharged of the money aforesaid : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of the late king's 
exchequer, and if they find that the said recognisance was made, to charge 
Robert and his heirs and his executors with the said sums of money, and 
to cause the citizens to be discharged and acquitted thereof. 



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1305. 

March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 

Westminster, 



March 29. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. "Whereas the king lately 
when the earldom of Chester was in his hands granted to the abbot and 
convent of Vale Royal for the building of his church of that place, which 
is of the king's foundation, 1,000Z. from the issues of the county aforesaid, 
to be received by the hands of Reginald de Grey, then his justice there, 
and of his other justices for the time being, of which sum 549Z. are still 
in arrear to the abbot and convent because they have received nothing 
from the time when the king granted the county to Edward, prince of 
Wales, with all arrears of the issues thereof, as they ought to have done 
by virtue of the king's grant aforesaid: the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to search the rolls of Reginald and other justices of that county 
from the time of the said grant, and to cause the abbot and convent to 
have full compensation elsewhere where most convenient for what they 
shall find to be in arrear to them of the said 1,000Z. 

To Robert de Brus, earl of Karrik, keeper of the king's forests of Moray 
(Morane), or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause Master 
Walter, dean of the cathedral church of Elgyn, to have in the forest of 
Landa Morgundi twenty oaks fit for timber in a place suitable for 
carrying, of the king's gift. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Peter de Draycote, whom the king has caused to 
be amoved from office because it is testified before him by Walter de 
Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent, that he is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to permit Reginald, son and heir of 
William de Sancto Martino, to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from 
him for one knight's fee for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year 
of his reign, as William was with the king by his order in the said army 
for the service of one knight's fee, which he then acknowledged to the 
king for a moiety of the barony that belonged to Walter Walerand, as 
appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for the 
said army. 

To the same. Like order to acquit Reginald of the scutage for one 
knight's fee for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Ralph de Yivegode, deceased. 



To W. de Glouc[estria], escheator 



-. As de Say, who held by 

knight service of the heir of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, a 

minor in the king's wardship, has died [Incomplete.] 

Vacated. 



Membrane 17. 

March 17. To the bailiffs of Lynn (Lenna). Whereas the king lately at the 
Westminster, complaint of Eustace Malherbe, burgess and merchant of Staunford — 
setting out that he sent a ship of his loaded with com and other wares 
to Brabant by certain his mariners and servants in order to trade there 
with them, and certain men of Caumfer and Cach' in Zeeland (Seland) 
entered the ship by force and arms, and took her with the corn and other 
wares to the value of 170Z. sterling from the said mariners- -requested by 
his letters Guy, son of Sir G. count of Flanders, to cause restitution to be 
made to Eustace for his ship, corn and goods, and to cause amends to be 



248 



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J305 Membrane 17 — cont. 

made for the trespass aforesaid, so that it should not behove the king to 
provide him with another remedy ; and Guy failed to do justice to Eustace 
in the premises although he was often asked to dp so, as appeared clearly 
by the letters testimonial of divers merchants and others of the realm and 
from elsewhere sealed with their seals ; whereupon the king ordered the 
bailiffs of Boston acd the bailiffs of Lynn to arrest goods and wares of the 
merchants of Zeeland to the value of the 1101. aforesaid, and to cause them 
to be kept safely until Eustace should be satisfied for his ship, corn and 
wares or for their value and for his damages, or until otherwise ordered, 
and to certify the king of their proceedings ; and whereas the bailiffs of 
Boston have delivered to Eustace by virtue of the preceding order goods and 
wares of merchants of Zeeland arrested by them and appraised at 10Z., as 
appears to the king by their return, and the bailiffs of Lynn have returned 
that they have arrested goods and wares in like manner to the value of 
121. 10s. 0d. and that they detain them under arrest : the king orders them 
to deliver the said goods and wares under the said price to Eustace in part 
satisfaction of 1601. that are in arrears to him beyond the said 101., and to 
certify the king by their letters of their proceedings. 

March 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Queen 
Westminster. Margaret to have 500 marks by which her men and tenants of the city of 
Winchester, which the king granted to her among other castles, cities, 
towns, honours, boroughs, ferms, manors, hundreds, and forests and their 
fees, made fine with the king for their trespass in permitting Bernard de 
Perers, citizen of Bayonne, whom the king delivered to them to be kept 
under pain of grievous forfeiture, to escape from their custody, as the 
king granted to her by his letters patent that she shall have all fines made 
by her men and tenants of the castles, etc., aforesaid made before the 
king and in his chancery and before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer and his justices in eyre for common pleas and for pleas of the 
Forest and before other his justices and ministers whatsoever. 

March 30. To the same. Notification that the king has pardoned John de la Mare 3 
Westminster, for his good service in Gascony and elsewhere, 100 marks due from him 
to the king for an imprest made to him in the wardrobe in the twenty- 
second year of his reign by the hands of Walter de Langeton, then keeper 
of the wardrobe, and order to cause him to be acquitted of this sum. 

March 30. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, cause John, late prior of the canons of St. Mary, Huntingdon, to have in 

the forest of Wauberge four oaks fit for timber with their strippings, 

of the king's gift. By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Nicholas Fermbaud, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause the 
gate of the castle towards the town of Bristol to be made anew of stone and 
lime. By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

March 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 

Westminster, of the exchequer and to certify the king under the exchequer seal in what 

debts Simon de Monte Acuto is bound to the king there, and what of the 

debts are clear and what are not, and to cause him to have respite for the 

debts in the meantime. By pet. of C. [18750.] 

March 80. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheabor this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster, dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the wife of Michael de Spychewyk, 

tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 

king's licence. 



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J 305 Membrane 17 — cont. 

March 28. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Whereas the king has appointed 
Westminster. William de Bereford and Roger de Heghham his justices to hear and 
determine divers complaints of Richard, prior of Durham, and of 
certain men of the liberty of Durham against Anthony, bishop of Durham, 
and his ministers, and to take assizes arramed during the time when the 
liberty was in the king's hands, so that they shall be at Durham on the 
morrow of the Close of Easter next to execute these things : the king 
orders the sheriff not to omit, by reason of his profer at the exchequer on 
that day, to be in person before the justices, and to be intendent and 
respondent to them in all things touching the said matter and that they 
shall order him on the king's behalf. The king will cause him to be 
saved harmless as to his absence in the exchequer at that day, provided 
that he send someone to answer for him (aliquem resjjonsalem) there in the 
matters concerning the profer. By K. 

April 2 . To Walter de Glouc [estria] , escheator this side Trent . The king, wishing 

Westminster. # to satisfy Master Edmund de London [ia], his clerk, who is continuously 
occupied in his service, for the arrears of his robes that he ought to have 
received yearly in the wardrobe, which arrears amount to 20Z , as the king 
learns, he orders the escheator to cause some small escheat or wardship 
in the king's hands to be delivered to Edmund by a reasonable extent, to 
have until the said 20Z. can be levied from it. 

By K. and by pet. of C. [13511.] 

April 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order io cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of Walter Bran of Yarmouth, who is unable to execute 
the office o a ing to bodily infirmity. 

April 1. To Walter de Glouc[estria] , escheator this side Trent. Whereas John 

Westminster, de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, granted by his charter to the Friars 
Minors dwelling at the town of Lewes a rent of a quarter of wheat to be 
received weekly in that town from the issues of his manors of Hundeden 
and Northese, together with the carriage thereof from the manors to the 
town of Lewes, as contained in his charter, which the king has inspected, 
and the rent has been unjustly detained from them since the earl's death, 
as the king learns from their complaint : the king, willing that the grant 
shall be continued for so long as the manors shall be in his hands, orders 
the escheator to cause them to have the rent out of the issues of the 
manors with carriage thereof every week during the custody, together 
with the arrears thereof from the time of the earl's death. By pet. of C. 

March 24. To the keeper, captain and justice of the water from the water of Forth 
Westminster, to Orkeneye, or to him who supplies his place. The abbot of Redyng has 
besought the king to restore to him his island of May and manor of 
Pednewem in that bailiwick, which were conferred upon the church 
of Redyng by former kings of Scotland and were delivered to the abbot as 
a cell of his church by the king after the realm of Scotland came to* his 
hands by the rebellion of John de Balliolo, late king there, and which 
the abbot held peacefully as a cell of his church from the time of that 
delivery until William le Waleys and his accomplices, lately insurgents 
against the king in those parts, ejected the abbot and his men from the 
said island and manor : the king orders them to cause the abbot to have 
such seisin of the island and manor as he had before the commencement 
of the lat© war, and not to permit him to be disturbed by any one as to 
his seisin, so that after he have had seisin he may answer to everybody as 
he ought. By pet. of C. 

The like to the king's keeper of Scotland this side the sea, or to him 
who supplies his place, for the delivery to the abbot of the lands and rents 
pertaining to the island and manor in his custody, 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1305. 
April 3. 

Westminster. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



April 10. 

Westminster 



April 7. 
Westminster 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Richard Oysel, bailiff of Holdernesse. Whereas the king has 
granted by his letters patent to Peter de Camped, citizen of Bayonne, 
6,139/. of black Tournois for his goods stolen to that amount in the town 
of La Rochelle by the men of the king of France, to be paid to him in 
the said money or in sterlings, each sterling being counted as four 
Tournois : the king orders the bailiff to cause to be levied without delay 
all money that he can levy from the issues of his bailiwick and from 
other lands and rents of the king in his hands by the king's commission, 
and to pay thence the sum aforesaid to Peter in the king's name, each 
sterling being reckoned as four Tournois. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, and to the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer of Dublin. The king, considering the great expenses of 
Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor of Ireland, during the time of the late 
disturbance there because the king had not a justiciary there then for 
keeping the said land, and wishing to show him special "favour, orders 
them to cause him to have reasonable terms for payment of 7dl. 6s. 8 d. 
due to the king at that exchequer, to wit 50 marks in which he is charged 
for Richard de Kerdyf and 24£. in which he is charged for the marriage of 
Jordan Dardiz and 22Z. for Albert de Kenleye. 

To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the prioress of Westwode to have in the wood of Ashwode, which is 
within the bounds of the forest of Kynefare, six oaks fit for timber with 
their strippings, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To John Buteturte, keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause 
Kicholas Fermbaud to have in that forest six oaks fit for timber with 
their strippings, of the king's gift. 

By K. on the information of Edmund de Wy lint on. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause Robert Simond to have seisin 
of a messuage and two acres of land in Wantesdene, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage and land, which 
Robert Sparewe, who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that Robert Sparewe held them of Robert 
Simond, and that John Saleman, late prior of Ely, had the king's year, 
day and waste thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

Thomas Rod of Carhampton, imprisoned at Sumerton for the death 
of John Cade of Lydeyard, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Somerset to bail him until the first assize. 

John le Plummer, imprisoned in the said gaol for the death of William 
Fychet, wherewith he is charged, has like letters to the said sheriff. 



Me m b ran e 1 7 — Sch ed ule. 

March 14. To the sheriff of Somerset. As the king has caused his cities, boroughs 
Westminster, and demesnes throughout England to be tallaged, he orders the sheriff to 
cause W. bishop of Bath and Wells to have a reasonable tallage of his 
tenants in the boroughs of Bath and Wells and in the manors of Axebrigg, 
Ceddre and Congresbury, if they were at any time the demesnes of 
the king or of his progenitors and if they have been wont to be tallaged 
hitherto. By C. 



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March 14. 

Westminster, 



March 21. 

Westminster. 



ig 05 Membrane 17 — Schedule — cont. 

The like in favour of the following : 

The abbot of Redyng', addressed to the sheriff of Berks, for the 

boroughs of Redyng' and Blebury. By C. 

J. bishop of Carlisle, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln, for his 

manor of Horncastre with the soke. By K. 

The abbot of Stanlegh, addressed to the sheriff of Warwick, for his 

manor of Stanlegh. By K. 

Hugh le Despenser, addressed to the sheriff of Buckingham, for his 

manor of Wycombe. By K. 

The same, addressed to the sheriff of Worcester, for his manor of 

Marteleye. By K. 

Edmund Gacelyn, addressed to the sheriff of Wilts, for the manor of 

Chippeham. By K. 

The prior of Newstead in Shirewode for his manors of Walcringham, 

Misterton and Papelwyk. By K. 

John de Hastyng', addressed to the sheriff of Salop, for his manor of 

Wurfeld ; to the sheriff of Huntingdon for his manor of Brampton ; 

to the sheriff of Stafford for his manor of Wygynton ; to the 

sheriff of Nottingham for his manor (sic) of Oswardbek. By K. 
Geoffrey de Lysinyaco, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk, for his 

manor of Wyghton. 
Robert de Brus, addressed to the sheriff of Essex, for his tenants in 

the manors of Writle and Hatfeld. By K, 

March 26. Laurence de Preston, addressed to the sheriff of Northampton, for his 

Westminster. manor of Gretton. By K. 

Robert son of Roger, addressed to the sheriff of Northumberland, for 

his manor of Routhebury. By K. 

Henry de Lancastria, addressed to the sheriff of Gloucester, for his 

manors of Reddeleye, Minstreworth and Ettelowe. By K. 

The said Henry, addressed to the sheriff of Southampton, for 

his manors of Stokbrigg and Weston. By K. 

The abbot of St. Edmunds, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk, for his 

manor of Aylesham. 
March 26. The said abbot, addressed to the sheriff of Suffolk, for his manors of 

Westminster. Mildenhale, Little Berton, Ickelingham and Beccles. 

Robert de Byntre of Iteringham, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk, 

for his manor of Iteringham. By K. 

Ellen, late the wife of William de Ormesby, addressed to the sheriff 

of Norfolk, for his manor of Ormesby. 
The master and brethren of Horn church (de Monasterio Comnto), 

addressed to the sheriff of Essex, for their manor of Havering. 
John Lovel of Tichemersh, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk, for the 

manors of Docking and Suthmere. 
The abbot of St. Mary's, York, addressed to the sheriff of York, 

for his manors of Helmiswell, Grimeston, Hornese, Ayrminne, 

Foston and Harton. 
The abbot of Fecamp, addressed to the sheriff of Gloucester, for his 

manors of Chiltenham and Slouch tre. 
The bishop of Lincoln, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln, for his 

manor of Asfortheby. 
March 28. The master of the military order of the Temple in England, addressed 

Westminster. to the sheriff of Kent, for his manor of Strode. 

The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Leicester, for the manor 

of Rothelegh. 
The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln, for the manor 

of Eycle. 



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1305. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 
Westminster. 

April 26. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — Schedule — cont. 

The said master, addressed to the sheriff of York, for the manor of 

Kereby. 
The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk, for the manor 

of Berkhol. 
The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Hereford, for the manors 

of Garewey, Neulaund and Harewode. 
The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Warwick, for his manor 

of Flechamsted. 
The said master, addressed to the sheriff of Stafford, for his manor 

of Keel 
The abbot of Cirencestre, addressed to the sheriff of Gloucester, for 

his manors of Cirencestre and Minty. 
The abbot of Le Bee Hellouin, addressed to the sheriff of Berks, for 

his manors of Styventon and Wanetyng. 
The said abbot, addressed to the sheriff of Suffolk, for his manor of 

Blakeham. 
Thomas, earl of Lancaster, addressed to the sheriff of York, for his 

manors of Esingwold and Pykering. 
The said earl, addressed to the sheriff of Derby, for his manors of 

Melburn, Ascheburne and Wyrkesworth. 
The said earl, addressed to the sheriff of Stafford, for his manors of 

Newcastle-under-Lyme (Limaw), Peynkel and Wolstanton. 
The said earl, addressed to the sheriff of Huntingdon, for his manors 

of Huntingdon and Gurmundescestre. 
The said earl for his manors of Leicester. 
Henry de Percy, addressed to the sheriff of York, for his manor of 

Pokelington. 
John de Segrave, addressed to the sheriff of Warwick, for his manor 

of Kynton. 
The abbot of Waltham, addressed to the sheriff of Essex, for his 

manors of Waltham Holy Cross and Eppyng. 
Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, addressed 
to the sheriff of the following counties : 
Huntingdon, for her manor of Glatton. 
Northampton, for her town of Eokyngham. 
Norfolk, for the manor of Baketon. 
Suffolk, for the manors of Haule and Eye. 
Oxford, for the town of Henle. 
Buckingham, for the manor of Chippenham and the town of 

Eton. 
Rutland, for the borough of Ocham. 
Middlesex, for the manor of Istelworth. 
Berks, for the manor of Harewell. 
Somerset, for the borough of Ivelcestre. 
Lincoln, for the manor of Kirketon with the soke, 
Dorset, for the manor of Fordinton. 
W. bishop of Bath and Wells, addressed to the sheriff of Somerset, 

for his manor of Kyngesbury. 
Hugh de Cancellis, addressed to the sheriff of Northampton, for the 

manor of Upton near Northampton. 
The prior of Farleye, addressed to the sheriff of Wilts, for the manors 
of Slaghterford, Alyngton, Brome, Chipham, Barewe and Merstone. 
The prior of Montacute, addressed to the sheriff of Somerset, for the 

manor of Montacute. 
The said prior, addressed to the sheriff of Berks, for the manor 
of Ledecombe. 



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1305 # Membrane 17 — Schedule — conU 

The prior of Farleye, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln, for the 

manors of Welleby, Navenby and Brackeby (sic) . 
John de Segrave, addressed to the sheriff of Warwick, for the manor 

of Kynton. 
Ellen, late tfce wife of William de Ormesby, addressed to the sheriff of 
Norfolk, for the manor of Ormesby. 
June 24. Fulk son of Fulk son of Warin, addressed to the sheriff of Gloucester, 

Lewes. for the manor of Alewestan. 

July 8. Edmund de Somervill of Alrewas, addressed to the sheriff of Stafford, 

Canterbury. f r the manor of Alrewas. 

The abbot of Peterborough, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln, for 

the boroughs of Staunford beyond the Bridge and Grantham. 
The same, addressed to the sheriff of Northampton, for the borough 
of Staunford this side the Bridge. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

March 24, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
Westminster, 1 February, in the 29th year of his reign, committed to Henry de Lacy, 
earl of Lincoln, the castle of Corf during pleasure, rendering therefor to 
the exchequer as much as Eichard de Bosco, deceased, the late constable 
thereof, was wont to render for it ; and the earl has incurred great cost in 
the repair of the king's houses and the bridge of the castle and in the 
wages of Fergus de Ardrossan, a Scot, who was lately sent to that castle 
by the king, beyond the value of the issues of the castle, as he says : the 
king orders them to account with the earl for the said costs and wages, 
and to cause him to have allowance therefor in the issues of the castle, if 
there be any, or in the debts that he owes to the exchequer, or in some 
other manner. 

To the same. Order to cause a fine made before them by Boger de 
Fraxino in July, in the 82nd year of the king's reign, on behalf of Maud, 
late the wife of Thomas de Belhus, of 100s. to have writs to inquire by 
William de Ormesby, William Haward, and Richard de la Bokele what 
malefactors slew Thomas by night at Bodeneye and for the said justices 
to hear and determine the felony, to be withdrawn from the rolls of the 
estreats of chancery at the exchequer and to be annulled, and to cause 
Maud and Roger to be acquitted of the said sum, as inhibition was after- 
wards made on the king's behalf that the justices should not proceed to 
the premises in any way, and Roger restored the king's [writs] aforesaid 
to chancery, which the king there caused to be cancelled. 

April 4. To Robert son of Payn, constable of Corf. Order to cause Reymund 

Westminster, de Sully, John de Poudreham, Hugh de Poudreham, Thomas de Clyfford, 
Robert de Hakeworth, Simon Cosyn, John de Thorn, Robert le Forester, 
William de Bocombe, Simon de Baggetorre, and William Petytpas of 
Champton, imprisoned at Corf for trespass of venison in the king's forest 
of Dertemore, to be released upon their finding mainpernors to be before 
the king or his council at his next parliament to make fine with the king 
for the said trespass. 

March 24, To Master Richard de Havering, escheator beyond Trent. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with a moiety of the town of Atheleston, co. 

Stafford, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death 

of John de Langeford, until otherwise ordered, saving the king's right, so 

that answer may be made to the king for the issues thereof if they ought 



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1305. Membrane 16 — cont. 

to pertain to him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John at his death held of the king the manor of Kynewald- 
mersh, co. Derby, by the service of finding a horse, price 5s., with a sack 
and a goad (xtimulo) in the king's war of Wales for forty days at John's 
charge, as of the honour of Peverel, which is in the king's hands, and not 
as of the crown, and that John held the said moiety [of Edmund, baron 
Stafford]® by the service of a moiety of one knight's fee. By C. 

To Walter de Glouc[e stria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Desir^e (Desiderata), late the wife of Geoffrey de Lucy, the manor of 
Cobelynton, co. Bucks, which he has taken into the king's hands by 
reason of Geoffrey's death, and to deliver to her the issues received 
thence by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Geoffrey and Desired were jointly enfeoffed of the manor by William 
de Leyburne, to them and to Geoffrey's heirs, and that they held it jointly 
at Geoffrey's death, and that it is held of Ealph de Monte Hermerii, earl 
of Gloucester and Hertford, by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

April 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 

Westminster, of the exchequer for the debts in which Robert son of Walter is indebted 
to the king for his own debts and the debts of his ancestors, and also 
the rolls of the wardrobe for the money that he received from the king in 
the wardrobe as a loan, and after accounting with him for the money that 
the king still owes him for the time when he was in the king's service in 
Gascony, to make compensation to him in the debts that he owes to the 
king, and to cause him to have reasonable terms for the payment of the 
balance that shall be still be due from him. By pet. of C. [5541.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to respite the demand upon Robert for 
the debts aforesaid until further orders. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex. 

April 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Westminster, executors of the will of Gilbert, late bishop of Chichester, to be acquitted 
of 521. 165. 3d. exacted from them by reason of the fifteenth granted to 
the king by the laity in the eighteenth year of the reign, as the bishop, 
as the other prelates and clergy of the realm, granted to him a tenth of 
his goods in that year, and the executors have besought the king by a 
petition exhibited before him and his council to cause them to be acquitted 
of the aforesaid sum, and the king has pardoned them this sum. 

April 7. To the sheriff of Kent. The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, has 

Westminster, shown the king that whereas the custody of the churches that are of the 
abbot's advowson and the receipt of the fruits thereof pertain to him of 
right and custom when the churches are void from the time of the voidance 
until they be filled, to be collected by the abbot's men, and that whereas 
the abbot and his predecessors have had the custody of churches thus void 
and have collected and had the fruits thereof from time out of mind, John 
de Langeton, archdeacon of Canterbury, asserting that the fruits of the 
churches thus void within the archdeaconry pertain to him, has excom- 
municated Richard le Corour of Canterbury, Thomas son of John de 
Wyvelesbergh, Thomas Appelgar, William de Ny ton, Thomas Sprot, Richard 
Godefrey, William Burgeys, John de Berton, William Lamb, Richard le 
Fullere, Roger Sprot, Michael son of William de Wyvelesbergh, Thomas de 
Belham, and Simon Romyng, the abbot's servants, who were deputed by 
the abbot to collect the fruits of the church of Wyvelesbergh, which is 
of his advowson, lately void ; whereupon the king, at the request of 

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1305. 



April 6. 

Westminster. 



April 5. 

Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

R. archbishop of Cantesbury, signifying to the king by his letters patent 
that the aforesaid men were excommunicated and would not permit 
themselves to be justiced by ecclesiastical censure, ordered the sheriff to 
justice them by their bodies until they should satisfy holy church for the 
contempt and wrong committed upon it by them ; and the said men and 
others who adhered to them have appealed lawfully to the pope against 
the sentence aforesaid and are prosecuting the appeal vigorously : the 
king, not wishing that the said writ should preclude them from prosecuting 
their appeal, more especially as the writ proceeds from his favour and 
the condition of appellants ought to be unimpaired (inteyei), he orders the 
sheriff to supersede the execution of the writ pending the appeal aforesaid 
or until further orders, and to release from prison any of the men whom 
he may have taken in this behalf. By pet. of C. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1109.] 

To the sheriff of Northumber)and. Order to cause Eva de Rotherforde 
and Margery, her sister, to have seisin of the lands in the sheriff's 
bailiwick whereof Nicholas de Rotherford, their grandfather, was seised 
in his demesne as of fee at the beginning of the last war of Scotland, 
saving to the king and to others who hold the lands by his commission or 
otherwise their costs and charges about the lands and their corn and 
other goods and chattels on the lands, as the king has, with the assent of 
his earls, barons, and others of his subjects with him in Scotland, 
admitted to his peace Eva and Margery, who were against him in the war, 
on condition that their lives and limbs shall be saved to them and that 
they shall not be disinherited, with provision that they shall abide by 
the king's ordinance as to their ransom and the trespasses that they 
have committed against him and as to the establishment of the land 
of Scotland, as to which they have sworn to him, wherefore he has taken 
their fealty and has ordained, by assent of the earls, barons and subjects 
aforesaid, that they shall be seised of the lands whereof Nicholas was 
seised, of whom they are the heirs, to be held by the services therefor due 
and accustomed until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

To John Dodeyn. Order to cause to be released from arrest the goods, 
wares and debts that Michael Pesel, John Lengleys, and Michael Basyn, 
merchants of Abbeville, can show are their own, and to cause them to be 
delivered to them, John Dodeyn having caused to be arrested their goods 
and wares together with the money owing to them in the hands of 
their debtors in co. Northumberland by virtue of the king's order to arrest 
goods of merchants of that town and of other towns of parts beyond sea 
for certain reasons, as John de Mautryngeneham, canon of Abbeville, has 
mainperned before the king on behalf of Michael, John and Michael to 
answer to him at his will for the said goods, wares and debts or for their 
value. By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

The like to the sheriffs of London for John Broses and Bartholomew 
Boilly, merchants of Abbeville. 

The like to the bailiffs of Lenne for John Groys, Simon de Milham, 
William de Acwell, and Gerard Mauger of St. Omer, merchants, for their 
goods arrested by John de Berewyk in the said town. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to make to John 
de Ludelawe an assignment whereby he may be satisfied for 100L which 
John Buteturte, William de Carleton, and John de Hustthweyt received 
from him as a loan for the king's use in parts beyond sea for the 
expedition of the king's affairs, as appears by their letters patent made to 
John. By pet. of C. [36.] 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1305. 
April 20. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



April 26. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Ralph de Sandwyco, eonstable of the Tower of London. Order to 
pay to Madoc ap Lewelyn, a Welshman, and to his keeper their wages and 
robes for the time when Madoc was in the Tower in John's custody, and 
from this time, as other Welshmen in his custody in the Tower in times 
past and their keepers have been wont to receive their wages and robes. 

To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause the master and brethren of the 
hospital of St. Nicholas without Carlisle, which is of the king's advowson, 
to have in the forest of Englewode ten oaks fit for timber, for the building 
of their houses within the hospital that were destroyed by the Scots, and 
also for enclosing the hospital, of the king's gift. By pet. of C. [4954.] 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle with the lands that belonged to Jordan de Say, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Jordan at his death 
held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 



Membrane 16 — Schedule. 

March 30. To John de London[ia], constable of Windsor castle. Order to pay to 
Westminster, two chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel in the castle, 
50s. a year each ; to Roger de Wyndesore, janitor of both gates of the 
castle, M. a day ; to Roger de Wyndesore, one of the viewers of the 
works of the same, 2d. a day ; to John de Spykesworth, the king's clerk 
of the works, 2d. a day ; to the four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day 
each ; to Adam the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 
2\d. a day; to Robert de Say, chief forester of the forest of Windsor, 12d. 
a day; to John le Messager, parker of the king's park of Kenyngton, 
\\d. a day, their wages and stipends from Michaelmas last until Easter next, 
and also to the executors of the will of John de Bathon[ia], late janitor of 
the park of Windsor and keeper of the king's houses there, id. a day, his 
wages and stipends, from Michaelmas aforesaid until the day of his death, 
and to Laurence de Baggeshete, now janitor of the said park and keeper 
of the said houses, the like wages and stipends from the day when he 
commenced to hold those offices until Easter aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to cause to be repaired the houses, tower, walls 
and bridges of the said castle, with the stable and wall of the king's garden 
without the castle, the houses and ponds of the park of Windsor with the 
paling round it, the houses and walls of the king's manor of Kenyton with 
the paling and wall round the park. 



Membrane 15. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
Westminster, king has granted to Gilbert de Bohun that he may pay the 15/. at which 
he was amerced before Gilbert de Sutton and William de Haukeswell, the 
king's late justices in eyre in the county of Kilkenni, for the escape of 
Malaghlin Obrenan, a thief, from the castle of Kilkenni when Gilbert was 
constable of the castle, by 6s. Sd. yearly, and order to cause Gilbert to 
have these terms and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. By K. 

Gervase de Hyanton, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of John de 
Cristenestiwe of Hyanton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Devon to bail him until the first assize. 



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long Membrane 15 — cont. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause the abbot and convent of Beaubec (de Bella Becco) to have 
seisin of a messuage, two carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 60 
acres of pasture in Balynacgilkeran, saving the king's right in all things, 
as the king lately for certain causes ordered Richard de Exon[ia], 
justice of his Bench at Dublin, to send to him the record and process of 
the suit that was before Walter Lenfaunt and his fellows, justices last in 
eyre at Drogheda on the side of Meath [Midie), by the kings writ between 
the king and the abbot concerning the tenements aforesaid, which were 
taken into the king's hands after the suit had been attermined before 
Richard and his fellows by their judgement {consider a vionem), with the 
original writ and all things concerning it under Richard's seal, and it is 
found by examination of the record and process of the suit before the 
king and his council that the said justices of the Bench had not proceeded 
properly in the rendering of judgement against the abbot and convent. 

April 25. To Robert de Clifford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
Westminster, cause the citizens of Carlisle to have in the king's quarry within the 
forest of Englewode stone for roofing and repairing their houses in the 
city. 

To Nicholas le Convers, keeper of the forest of the Peak {de Pecco). 
Order to cause William de Brikhull, keeper of the manor of Aysford, to 
have six oaks fit for timber for the repair of the houses and mills of that 
manor. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to deliver to Ellen de 
Prendrelath the town of Manylawes, to hold until the end of the term 
for which it was demised to her by John Wischard, a Scot, as the king 
learns by an inquisition that he has caused to be taken by the sheriff 
that John demised the town to Ellen before the late war between the 
king and the Scots for seven and a half years from the date of the demise, 
and that Ellen held it for half a year only before it was taken into the 
king's hands with other lands of men of Scotland in that county by 
reason of the. war aforesaid, and that it is extended at 20 marks yearly, 
and that it is still in the king's hands by reason of John's rebellion, and 
the king, although he might retain the town in his hands by reason of 
John's enmity, wishes to show favour to Ellen. By pet. of C. 

To Walter de Gloucestr [ia] , escheator this side Trent. As the king 
wills that the gardens and copses {herbaria et viryulta) about the stews 
in the manor of Lewes, which belonged to John de Warenna, late earl of 
Surrey and Sussex, shall be suitably repaired with green turves and 
other materials {aparitibus) pertaining to such gardens and copses 
against the king's arrival at the manor, and that the fish in the stews 
shall be sufficiently fed, he orders Walter to cause these things to be 
done and to put other fish in the stews, if need be. 

As the king has pardoned Christiana, late the wife of William Syward 
of Appelby, what pertains to him by reason of the appeal that she made 
against Thomas le Bothelere of Wyntrington and Thomas son of Walter 
son of Gilbert de Wyntrington for the death of her husband aforesaid, 
which appeal the king caused to come before him by his writ, and from 
which she withdrew, wherefore* it was considered in the court aforesaid 
that she should remain in prison for a year : the king wills that she shall 
be delivered from the prison aforesaid in accordance with the form of his 
pardon. By K. on the information of J. de Benestede. 

10230 B 



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1305. 

April 26. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

Peter de Heggyngeworth, imprisoned at Maydenstan for the death 
of Adam Crek, whereof he is indicted, has letters i;o the sheriff of Kent to 
bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the king's 
forest of Chute to be elected in place of Roger de Leykeford, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the said forest to 
be elected in place of Ed[mund] de Cormayles, deceased. 

To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. Order to pay to Arnald 
de Sancto Martino, the bearer of the presents, in the name of himself 
and his fellows, citizens of Bayonne, the 1111. 10s. OcL that William de 
Grenefeld, the late chancellor, arrested by the king's order, which the 
king had given to Arnald and his fellows from the goods and chattels that 
belonged to William de Saltu adjudged to the king in his realm, and 
which the said chancellor deposited under his seal in that house unti 
certain claims between John Blank and William de Laur', merchants of 
the said town, who asserted that the money pertained to them and not to 
the king, and the king should be examined by him and his council or 
until the abbot and convent should be otherwise ordered by the king or 
the said chancellor, and it is now found upon examination of the matter 
that the money pertains to the king and not to John and William. 

By K. & C. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to receive Peter de Francia, citizen of 
Bayonne, from the bailiffs and men of Oxford, in whose custody he is by 
the king's commission, by indenture to be made between the sheriff and 
them, to be taken to the king at London at the sheriff's next profer at 
the exchequer, and to cause him to be taken to London under safe- 
conduct, so that the sheriff shall have him before the treasurer and barons 
at the exchequer at his next profer, to do with him what the treasurer 
shall enjoin upon the sheriff on the king's behalf. 

The like to the sheriff of Salop for Peter Andreu, merchant of Bayonne, 
in the custody of the bailiffs and men of Shrewsbury. 

To the bailiffs and men of Oxford. Order to deliver the body of Peter 
de Francia to the sheriff of Oxford, as above. 

To the bailiffs and men of Shrewsbury, Order to deliver the body of 
Peter Andreu to the sheriff of Salop, as above. 

To the sheriff of Edenburgh. Order to cause Thomas de Bosco, im- 
prisoned at Edenburgh for the king's jewels that were stolen and carried 
away, to be taken to the Tower of London at the king's charge, there to 
be delivered to the constable, whom the king has ordered to receive Thomas 
from the sheriff and to cause him to be kept safely until the king shall 
otherwise ordain. By pet. of C. 

Like order to the same sheriff to cause Master Alexander de Bray, 
imprisoned as above, to be taken to Warwick, there to be delivered to the 
sheriff of Warwick. 

Like order to the same sheriff to cause John de Mere, chaplain, Walter 
de Wynton[ia] , clerk, and Elias le Brun, imprisoned as above, to be taken 
to Walingford, there to be delivered to the constable of Walingford. 

To Ralph de Sandwico, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
receive the said Thomas from the sheriff of Edenburgh, and to cause him 
to be kept safely in the Tower until otherwise ordered. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to receive the aforesaid Alexander 
from the sheriff of Edenburgh, and to cause him to be kept safely in the 
castle of Warwick until otherwise ordered. 



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April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



April 21. 
Westminster. 



May 2. 

St. Albans. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the constable of Walingford castle. Order to receive the said John, 
Walter andElias from the sheriff of Edenburgh, and to cause him to be 
kept safely in that castle until otherwise ordered. 

To the bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to deliver to Michael 
Pesel, merchant of Abbeville, four tuns of woad (waide), containing 
twenty-eight quarters of woad, so that he may make his advantage thereof 
as shall seem fit to him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the sheriff of Northumberland and the coroners of that county that the 
said woad, which was taken into the king's hands by the bailiffs amongst 
other goods and wares found in the custody of John le Fevre, whom 
Michael sent into England with his goods and wares to trade there with 
the same, because John slew Peter le Taillur in that town, belonged to 
Michael on the day when John slew Peter, and that John then had no 
share in it. It is provided that Michael shall pay the due customs. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver Rikebonus, merchant of 
the society of the Mozi of Florence, whom they have caused to be arrested 
by the king's order at the suit of Otto de Grandisono for a debt of 1,000 
marks that he and his fellows aforesaid ought to have paid to Otto, with 
which debt the merchants proposed fraudulently to transfer themselves 
to parts beyond seas, as the king understands, to Ralph de Sandwyco, 
keeper of the Tower of London, to be imprisoned in the Tower under the 
same attachment, as he chooses to be detained in Ralph's custody, and 
the king makes this order by his and Otto's assent. 

To Robert de Clyfford, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 
to cause William de Mulcastre, sheriff of Cumberland, to have in 
the forest of Inggewode ten oaks fit for timber for the repair of the king's 
houses within the castle of Carlisle. 

To the same. Order to expend up to 100s. in repairing the said houses. 

To Richard Oysel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Isabel, 
late the wife of John le By god of Stocton, the manor of Seterington, 
co. York, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of 
John's death, and to restore to her any issues that he may have received 
from it, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John and Isabel were jointly enfeoffed of the manor by Roger le Bygod, 
earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, and that they held it jointly at 
John's death, and that it is held of the king by the service of a moiety of 
a knight's fee, and the king has taken Isabel's fealty. 

To Master Richard de Havering, late escheator beyond Trent* Order to 
deliver to Isabel the issues received from the manor since it was taken into 
the king's hands. 

Richard Swon of Eyk, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of Thomas 
Kypalup, whereof he is indicted, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to 
bail him. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Ralph de Kneuton, who is unable to attend to the 
duties of the office by reason of certain things that he is intending by the 
king's licence. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 



MayS. 
St. Albans. 



Membrane 14. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification 
\>bat the king has pardoned Maurice de Carreu, for his good service in 



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1305 Membrane 14 — cont. 

Scotland, the 400Z. due from him to the exchequer for the arrears of the 
service due to the king for the lands that he holds of the king in chief in 
Dossemund (rectius Dessemond) in Ireland, and order to cause him to be 
acquitted of this sum ; provided that he answer to that exchequer for the 
arrears of any ferms that may be due from him notwithstanding the 
king's late order to them to pardon Maurice 400£. for the arrears of the 
ferm of the said lands. By pet. sent from the king from Scotland. 

April 12. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king at the 
Westminster, complaint of Reymond de la Browe, citizen of London, — suggesting that 
Nicholas son of Nicholas and Peter Caleward and certain other malefactors 
. of Lombardy stole and carried away by force of arms in Flanders from a 
ship of Pevenese, which was taking the bales to England to the port of 
Sandwich, from Reymund's men and servants appointed for the custody 
of the said goods four bales (balas) of red tawed leather (coreialuti), spices, 
and other small things, to the value of 1001. sterling and over, that had 
been bought for the king's use by Raymond in parts beyond sea — 
requested Philip, son of Guy, count of Flanders, Chieti (Thiett') and 
Loretto, a short time since to compel Nicholas and Peter and the other 
malefactors to make restitution of the goods aforesaid, or to make 
satisfaction for their estimated value to him who prosecuted this matter 
before the count in the name of the king and of the said merchant ; and 
it appears to the king by inspection of the letters patent of the echevins 
and consuls of the five good towns of Flanders that were shown to him 
under the common seal of the town of Bruges that the echevins and consuls 
condemned Nicholas and Peter and the other malefactors in 480Z. Is. Od. 
of Paris, at which sum the goods were appraised, and likewise in 121. of 
the same money for the expenses of Reymund in this matter, to be paid 
to Reymund, and they also decreed that the men of the said (sic) towns 
of Lombardy should satisfy Reymund for this sum without delay ; and 
because the echevins and consuls deferred putting this condemnation and 
decree into execution, the king again requested the count to cause 
Reymund or his attorney to be satisfied for these sums without delay in 
accordance with the decree aforesaid, lest it should behove the king to 
provide Reymund with another remedy for lack of justice ; in which 
matter nothing has been done, although Reymund's attorney prosecuted 
the matter as much as he could, as the king learnt from the renewed 
complaint of Reymund ; whereupon the king ordered the bailiff of John 
de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston to cause goods and wares of 
merchants of Flanders who are not of the fealty or friendship of the king 
of France to be arrested to the value of the sums thus adjudged to 
Reymund, so far as it could be done to the least damage of the 
merchants, and to cause the goods to be kept safely until Reymund should 
be satisfied for the aforesaid sums, certifying the king of their proceedings ; 
and whereas the said bailiffs have returned to the king that they have 
arrested goods and wares of the said merchants of Flanders to the value 
of ill. 10s. Od. and have delivered them to Reymund by virtue of the said 
order, as appears to the king by their returns made to him, and the king 
thereupon ordered the mayor and sheriffs aforesaid to cause all goods and 
wares of merchants of Flanders who are not of the fealty or friendship of 
the king of France within their bailiwick to be arrested to the value of the 
sum still lacking of the first sum of iOOL beyond what had been delivered to 
Reymund by the bailiffs of Boston as above, and to cause them to be kept 
safely until Reymund should be satisfied for the balance or until other- 
wise ordered by the king, and to certify the king of their proceedings in 



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May 5. 

St Albans. 



May 5. 

St Albans. 



May 12. 
Watford. 



May 12* 
Watford. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

this behalf by their letters ; and they have returned to the king 
that they have arrested upon John Byot of Sutton in Flanders, 
John Grys, Claykinus Carlel, and Claykinus Drynkewyn 20 quarters 
of wheat, worth 71. sterling, upon Clays Outressone of Flanders 
M. sterling, and upon John Renbaud of Sluys (Scluse) of Flanders 20s. 
sterling, which men are not of the fealty or friendship of the king of 
France, and that they detain these goods under arrest : the king orders 
them to cause these goods to be delivered to Reymund without delay, in 
part satisfaction of the balance aforesaid, certifying the king of their 
proceedings. 

Richard de Herryng, imprisoned at May den st an for the death of Simon 
son of William de Hope, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Kent to bail him until the first assize. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to retain 
in the king's hands until otherwise ordered the lands in Brumesthorp 
that Hamon (Hamimdus) de Pinkeny held, and not to intermeddle further 
with the lands that he held of other lords than the king at his death, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Hamon at t 
his death held no lands of the king 'except the said lands in Brumesthorp* 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee as of the honour of Albemarle, 
which is in the king's hands, and that he held nothing of the king in chief 
as of the crown by reason whereof the wardship of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king. 

Richard le Grayne of Melton, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of 
John de Fyney of Almanbiry [has letters to bail him]. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause Richard le Grayne of 
Melton, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of John de Fyney of 
Almanbiry, slain at Melton, co. York, to be released from prison, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff of York that Richard slew 
John by mischance and not by felony or malice aforethought, and Richard 
afterwards found the king Robert de Mirfeld, Matthew de Marisco of 
Thurstanland, Ralph le Walkere of Farneley, Jordan Cheward of Haneley, 
John de Verdun, Adam son of Elias de Crosland, Thomas son of Richard 
de Melham, William del Dene, Richard de Fenay of Oldfeld, John son of 
John de Holm, Simon le Clerk of Thurstanland, and William de Bothe 
of Holm, of co. York, who have mainperned to have him before the 
justices at the first assize in co. York to stand to right if any one wish to 
speak against him for this death. 

Richard Walter, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Geoffrey Gos, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail him 
until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in' place of John Bisshop, who is unable to dwell continuously 
in that county by reason of the smallness of his lands in it. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected 
in place of Thomas de Shesnecote, deceased. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Adam Attebrok, grandson (nepos) and heir of John Aguyllun, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof John, his grandfather, was 
seised at his death, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the 
king has taken his homage. 



262 



CALMDAft OF CLOSfi ROLLS. 



1305. 

April 12. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 
Westminster. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the same. Order to pay to Mary, the king s daughter, a nun of 
Aumbresbury, 2001. from the issues of his bailiwick as speedily as possible, 
as she is indebted to divers men and the king wishes to aid her in paying 
them. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter 
de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent, to be acquitted of 540L 5s. 6rf. 
wherewith he is charged at the exchequer by the account of Richard 
de Immer, late guardian of the bishopric of Lincoln, void and in the 
king's hands by the death of 0. the late bishop, as the king lately 
appointed Walter by his letters patent to receive from the guardian up to 
the amount of a debt in which Peter de Malo Lacu was bound to certain 
merchants of Bayonne for his costs and expenses in the king's service in 
Gascony and for which he was held as hostage (in hontagiamento) at 
London, in order that Walter might deliver Peter therefrom, and Walter 
received the aforesaid sum from Richard and delivered Peter therewith, 
as is evident to the king. 

To Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England. As 
the king has granted to the magnates and others of the realm who 
did their services or made fines therefor in the king's army of Scotland in 
the twenty-eighth and thirty-first years of his reign, or who had 
their services there with him, their scutages of the knights' fees that 
are held of them, he. wishes to be certified of the names of those 
who acknowledged their services and who did their services or made 
fines for them in the said armies, or who had their services there : he 
therefore orders the earl to send to him in chancery the rolls of the 
recognisances, services, fines and names aforesaid without delay. 

Like order to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to send to the 
chancery the names of those who made fines at the exchequer for their 
services. 



1304. 

Dec. 30. 

Lincoln. 



1305. 
Jan. 4. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 14 — Schedule. 

Brevia tvarantie dierum. 

To Robert de Retford and Henry Spyg[urnel], justices appointed to 
take assizes in co. Kent. Order not to put William son of Richard 
de Mounpellers in default for his failure to appear on Monday after 
St. James last at the taking of the assize of mort d'ancestor arramed 
before the justices by John son of Philip le Taillur against the said 
William concerning a messuage, two shops ? (sepMs) and 40 acres of land 
in Erhethe, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Hugh de Jernemuth[a], 
in default for not appearing on Wednesday the octave of St. Martin in the 
suit before them between Nicholas de Chelmeresford and Katherine, 
his wife, demandants, and Hugh, tenant, concerning a messuage in 
Suthwerk, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the information of J. de Benstede. 

To Robert de Rettford and Henry Spigurnel, justices to take assizes 
in co. Hertford. Order not to put Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of 
Gloucester and Hertford, in default for not appearing on Tuesday the 
morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last before them at an assize 



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Sept. 16. 
Havering. 



Sept. 28. 
Sheen. 



Oct. 8. 
Sheen. 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — Schedule — cont. 

of novel disseisin arramed before them by him and Joan, his wife, against 
Gilbert son of Thomas de Clare and others named in the original writ 
concerning tenements in Staundon, as he was in the king's service by his 
order on that day. 

To A. bishop of Durham, or to him who supplies his place within 
the liberty of the bishopric. Order not to put Geoffrey de Hertilpol 
in default for not appearing on Monday after St. Peter ad Vincula in the 
suit in the court of that liberty between Ralph son of William, demandant, 
and the said Geoffrey, deforciant, concerning SOL yearly of rent and a rent 
of forty quarters of wheat, forty quarters of barley, and twenty quarters of 
oats in Brerton, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put; William de Henle in 
default for not appearing on Monday the morrow of the quinzaine of 
Easter last in the suit before them between Jordan de Fremelesworth, 
demandant, and William and Is[abel I, his wife, tenants, concerning three 
messuages, 100 acres of land, twelve acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 
12 acres of wood, 300 acres of heath, 26s . Sd. yearly of rent and a rent of 
a cap an and of two clove gillyflowers in Asshe and Fremelesworth. as he 
was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. [5431.] 

To the same. Order not to put Richard de Porteseye in default for not 
appearing on Monday the morrow of the octaves of the Holy Trinity last 
in the suit before them between Adam de Kingbrigge and the said Richard 
concerning the unjust taking and detaining of Adam's cattle, as he was 
in the king's service on that day by his order. By K 

To A. bishop of Durham or to him who supplies his place within the 
liberty of the bishopric. Order not to put Geoffrey de Hertilpol in 
default for not appearing on Monday after St. Matthias last in the suit 
in the court of that liberty by the bishop's writ between Ralph son of 
William and Geoffrey of this that Geoffrey shall acknowledge what rent 
he renders to William Sayer and Margaret, his wife, for Geoffrey's manor 
of Brereton, which rent William and Margaret acknowledged to Ralph in 
the said court, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order not to put the abbot of Tavystok in 
default because he did not appear on Tuesday after St. Luke in the suit 
in the sheriff's court between him and Elizabeth de Alneton and Nicholas 
de Alneto for a debt of 100L exacted by him from them, as he was in the 
king's service by his order on that day. 

By K. on the information of R. de Cotingham. 



May 5. 
St. Albans. 



Membrane 13. 

To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Alice, late the wife of John de Trailly, a messuage, two acres of 
meadow, 80 acres of wood, 20d. yearly of rent and a rent of two 
capons in Creye Paulyn, co. Kent, which he has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of John's death, and to restore to her any issues 
received thence, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John and Alice jointly acquired the premises from Eleanor de Trailly, 
to them and to the heirs of their two bodies, with remainder to the right 
heirs of John, and that John and Alice continued their seisin thereof until 
John's "death, and that the lands are held of the king in chief as of the 
honour of Albemarle, which is in his hands, by the service of a moiety 
of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Alice's fealty for the land§. 



264 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1305. 

May 5. 
St. Albans. 



May 5. 
St. Albans. 



May 8. 

Langley. 



May 8. 

Langley. 



April 24. 
Westminster. 



May 14. 

Harrow. 

May 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
abbess of Wilton to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from her for one 
knight's fee for the king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as 
she had her service with him for the said fee, which she then acknowledged 
to him, as appears by inspection of the rolls of the Marshalsea for the said 
army. 

To the same. Whereas John Buteturte, William de Carleton and John 
de Husthwayt lately received as a loan in the king's name in parts beyond 
sea 201. from William Cosyn for the expedition of the king's affairs 
in those parts, as appears by the letters patent of the said John, William, 
and [John] made to William, which the king has inspected : the king, 
wishing to satisfy William, orders the treasurer and barons, after 
inspecting the said letters, to make to William an assignment whence he 
may be satisfied for the said 20J. 

The like in favour of John de Sancta Elena for 501. sterling. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John le Venuz, son and heir of John le Venuz, to have seisin of the 
bailiwick of the king's forest of Alicesholt and Wulvemere, which he has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Adam Gurdun, as 
the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John le 
Venuz, deceased, demised the bailiwick by the king's licence to Adam 
for life, with reversion to John and his heirs, and that the bailiwick is 
held of the king in chief by serjeanty, to wit by the service of keeping the 
forest aforesaid and by the service of 13s. 4rf. to be rendered to the 
exchequer yearly for all service, and that the reversion pertains by 
Adam's death to John le Venuz, son and heir of the said John, and the 
king has taken the homage of the former for the bailiwick. 

The like ' mutatis mutandis J to Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest 
this side Trent. 

To the said escheator. Order to pay to Katharine, daughter of Adam 
de Cretyngg, who died in the king's service in Gascony, 50 marks from 
the issues of his bailiwick, as the king granted to her out of charity a 
suitable exhibition to be received from his wardrobe until he should cause 
her to be suitably married, and he afterwards granted to her by her assent 
for the exhibition and marriage 200 marks, whereof he has caused 150 to 
be paid to her. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To the same. Whereas the king has pardoned Peter de Malo Lacu, for 
his good service in Gascony and elsewhere, the 6067. 16s. Qd. that the king 
caused to be paid from the issues of the bishopric of Lincoln, in the king's 
hands by reason of the death of Oliver, the late bishop, and from the issues 
of Walter's bailiwick to certain merchants of Bayonne for Peter, who was 
detained at London as a hostage for the said sum, for which Peter made 
letters patent to the king to pay it at his pleasure and delivered them to 
the escheator in the king's name : the king orders the escheator to deliver 
the said letters to Peter to be cancelled. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

John Bonde, imprisoned at Melton for the death of Simon Bonde, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail him 
until the first assize. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. It is shown to the king 
by Roger Lestrange (Extranet), John Buteturte, Walter de Teye, Ralph 
Paynel, and Richard le Rous that whereas they as heirs and parceners of 



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Membrane 13 — conU 

the inheritance of Joan de Bello Campo, granddaughter and heir of 
William de Bello Carapo, sometime baron of Bedford, tenant in chief of 
the late king, hold the lands that belonged to William at his death, and 
do not hold any lands falling to them by right of inheritance by the 
death of John de Bello Campo, son of the said William, the treasurer 
and barons demand relief from them by reason of the homage that 
the said John de Bello Campo, brother and heir, as it was said, of 
William son of the said William, did to the late king during the time 
of the disturbance in the realm of England, to wit in the forty-ninth 
year of his reign, for the lands that belonged to William, as if the heirs 
of John or William the son of William had been [seised] of the lands ; 
and whereas it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of the 
late king's chancery for the aforesaid year that the said king took the 
homage of the said John, the brother and heir, as it was said, of William 
de Bello Campo, for all the lands that belonged to William and whereof 
he was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, and rendered the 
lands to him, Hugh le Despenser, then justiciary of England, objecting 
(reclatnante), and it also appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of 
the said king's chancery for the fifty-first year of his reign that the said 
king, believing that all the lands that' belonged to John, his enemy, who 
was slain at Evesham, were his escheat, gave them to the present king, 
and that in the same year by the present king's assent he took the homage 
of Maud de Moubray and Thomas son of Oto and Beatrice de Bello 
Campo, his wife, grand-daughters (neptum) and heiresses of the aforesaid 
Joan, for two parts of the lands that belonged to Joan at her death and 
that John occupied during the time of the disturbance aforesaid, and 
rendered the two parts to Maud, Thomas and Beatrice, the third part, 
which fell to Joan, Ida and Isabel, the daughters of Ela Wake and 
co-heiresses and parceners thereof, who were then minors in the present 
, king's wardship by the late king's grant, remaining in the present king's 
hands during their minority : the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
supersede entirely the demand upon Roger, John, Walter, Ralph and 
Richard for relief in the name of the said John for the lands .that belonged 
to the latter and the lands that he occupied as above. It is provided that 
if any relief be due to the king for the aforesaid lands before John thus 
intruded into them or after he was slain, it shall be levied from those who 
are bound to pay it. 

May 18. John Thurstan of Blyth (Blida), Henry le Peyntur of Blyth, and 

Kempton. Nigel Stirap, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Richard Pees, 

whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to 

bail them. 



April 26. 
Westminster 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors 
of the will of William de la Cornere, late bishop of Salisbury, have 
shown the king that whereas the bishop, as other bishops of the 
realm, granted to the king, in the eighteenth year of his reign, a tenth 
of his spiritual goods according to the taxation of Norwich in order 
that he should be quit of payment "of the fifteenth previously granted 
to the king by the community of his realm from their temporal goods, 
the treasurer and barons, although the tenth of the spiritual goods of 
the bishop is paid at the exchequer, distrain the executors for the fifteenth 
of his temporal goods and have caused part thereof to be levied: the king 
orders them, if it is so, to cause the executors to have reasonable 
acquittance for the tenth paid by the bishop or the said executors, and to 
cause them to be acquitted of the fifteenth, and to restore to the executors 



266 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



23Q5 Membrane 13 — cont. 

anything that they may have levied from the goods of the deceased or of 

them by reason of the fifteenth. By pet. of C. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

May 5. To Walter de Gloue[estria], eseheator this side Trent. Order to restore 

St. Albans, to Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and to Joan, 
his wife, the manor of Desenyng, together with any issues that he 
may have received thence, to be held by them in the same way as it was 
held before it was taken into the king's hands, although the king lately, 
believing that Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, was 
seised of the manor in his demesne as of fee at his death, by reason whereof 
the wardship of the manor would have remained to the king by reason of 
the minority of Gilbert, the said earl's son and heir, until the heir 
came of age, ordered the eseheator to take the manor into the king's 
hands, as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that 
the earl rendered the manor with his other lands into the king's hands, 
and that the king afterwards gave it with the said lands to the earl and to 
the aforesaid Joan, his wife, the king's daughter, to have to them and to 
the heirs of their two bodies. 

May 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Roger 

Langley. de Fraxino and Maud, his wife, sister and heiress of Richard, son and 
heir of Richard de la Rokele, of the relief exacted from them for the lands 
that the said Richard son of Richard held by knight service of the heir of 
Philip de la Rokele, tenant in chief, which heir was then a minor in 
the king's wardship, although the king ordered Walter de Gloucestr[ia], 
eseheator this side Trent, to cause Roger and Maud to have seisin of the 
lands upon their finding security for payment of the relief, and although 
she was of full age to receive her inheritance on the day when the said 
Richard son of Richard died a minor in the king's wardship, as the king 
finds by inspection of the rolls of his chancery that Philip's heir did 
homage to him long before Richard's death for the lands that the said 
Philip, his father, held of the king in chief, and it was also agreed by 
the king's council that Roger and Maud are not bound to render relief on 
this occasion for the lands that belonged to the said Richard son of Richard 
at his death, because Philip's heir was of full age at the said time. 

May 14. To the same. Gilbert de Aton has besought the king to cause 

Harrow. recompence or satisfaction to be made to him for three acres of land and 
four acres of meadow in Myton, which have been appropriated, as it is said, 
from his soil without any recompence or satisfaction to the king's common 
way newly constructed for the travellers from the Wolds (de Waldis) to 
the town of Kyngeston-on-Hul by the king's ministers : the king orders 
the treasurer and barons to cause the truth to be enquired as to this, and 
if it then appear to them that the said three acres of land and four acres 
of meadow have been appropriated to the said way from Gilberts' soil and 
that Gilbert has not yet had any recompence or satisfaction for the said 
land from the king, to cause him to have recompence or satisfaction 
therefor in lands or in money. By pet. of C. 

May 12. To Master John de Everdon, keeper of the exchange of London. Order 

Watford. to cause silver vessels partly gilt and other jewels for the use of Queen 
Margaret, the king's consort, to be made and provided out of the issues of 
the exchange up to the value of 1,044£. 0s. 9rf., and to cause up to 
194L 18s. 6d. to be expended in the making and working of certain 
embroideries (broudaturar) provided by the king for her use, by the view 
and testimony of John Vanne, merchant of the society of the Bellardi of 
Lucca, as is contained in an indenture made between the said keeper and 
Thomas de Querle, king s clerk, cofferer of the queen. 



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1305. 
May 12. 

Watford. 



May 20. 
Rempton. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Joan, late the wife of Elias de Albiniaco, tenant in chief, the following 
of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower: the manor of 
Kynemeresdon with the Hundred and other appurtenances, in co. Somerset, 
which is extended at 21Z. 5s. 9d. yearly; certain willow-beds (salceta) at 
Yllemor, in the same county, which are extended at 18d. yearly; two 
parts of a garden with a dovecote in the hamlet of Bruges, in the 
same county, which two parts are extended at 17s. 8<i. yearly ; 65| acres 
of arable land in Suthperton, in the same county, nearest to the said 
hamlet, which are extended at 65s. 6//. yearly, to wit each acre 12rf. ; eight 
acres of meadow in the same town nearest to the said hamlet, whicji are 
extended at 20s. yearly, to wit each acre at 2s. M. ; and 114s. iid. 
of yearly rent to be received by the hands of seven (sic) free tenants 
in the same town, to wit by the hands of John Hare 4s. 4Jd., of Robert 
de Abyndon and Maud, his wife, 40s.. of John Rempe 7s., of Robert de 
Drayton 6s. 8d., of Alice Alewyn 3s. id., of Master John de Drayton 10s., 
of Hugh Hudde and Alice, his wife, 40s., and of Rowland de Cobar, the 
younger, 3s. ; and 67s. of yearly rent to be received from seven customary 
tenants (cwtumariorum) in the same town, to wit by the hands of John 
Canoun 10s., of Robert Serle 7s., of Henry le Eir 10s., of Roger Guckon 
10s., of William son of William Suth 10s., of Nicholas Jurdan 10s., of 
Roger Busard 10s., together with their boon- works (oprrihm) and services, 
which are extended at 9s. 6%d. yearly ; and a third of the profits of 
200 acres of wood in the said town of Suthperton, which are within the 
king's forest of Racchich. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Joan the manor of Suth 
Engleby, with certain lands in the hamlets of Saxby, Broxholm, 
Northengleby, and Torkeseye pertaining to that manor, in co. Lincoln, 
which the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of Elias's 
death, and to restore to her the issues thence received, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Elias and Joan jointly 
acquired the manor and appurtenances aforesaid from Walter Thurgar, 
chaplain, to them and to the heirs of Elias, and that they are held of 
William de Ros as of the barony of Belvoir in free sokage by the service 
of 18s. id. yearly for all service. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of William le Latimer to have administration of his 
goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the debts due from him to the exchequer, upon their finding security to 
render the said debts. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

The like to the chancellor and chamberlain of Scotland. 

To the sheriffs of Kent, Surrey, Bedford, and York. Order to cause the 
executors to have respite until the next profer of the sheriffs at the 
exchequer for the debts aforesaid. 



Membrane 12. 

May 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 

Greenford. king has pardoned the executors of the will of G. late bishop of Worcester 

the arrears of the 500 marks by which the bishop made fine with the 

king for himself, John Giffard, Richard Aucher, and Hugh de Aston to 

have pardon from the king for the trespasses of vert and venison 



268 
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May 15. 

Greenford. 



May 23. 

KemptoD. 



May 20. 

Kempton^ 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 12 — emit. 

[committed] by them in the king's forest of Feckenham up to 7 April, in 
the eighteenth year of his reign, and order to cause the executors to be 
acquitted accordingly. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Richard Oysel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Thomas 
son of Thomas de Lucy certain lands in Askpatrik, co. Cumberland, which 
were taken into the king's hands because it was found by an inquisition 
taken by Master Richard de Havering, late escheator beyond Trent, that 
Thomas de Lucy long before his death enfeoffed the said Thomas, his 
son, of the aforesaid lands, which are held of the king in chief, without 
obtaining licence to do so from the king, as all the lands that belonged to 
Thomas at his death have come to Thomas, his son, by right of 
inheritance. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Adam 
de Everingham, grandson (nqwtem) and heir of Adam de Everingham, to 
be acquitted of the scutage exacted from him for the service of 2| knights' 
fees in the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as Adam, 
deceased, made fine with the king in that army for the said service, which 
he then acknowledged to the king, as appears to the king by inspection of 
the rolls of his marshalsea for that army. 

To the same. Like order to cause Adam de Everingham, son and heir 
of Robert de Everingham, to be acquitted of the scutage exacted for the 
king's army of Wales in the tenth year of his reign, as Robert made fine 
with the king in that army. 

To the same. Order to cause Adam de Everingham, grandson and 
heir of Adam de Everingham, to be acquitted of BO marks by which the 
latter made fine with the king for the service of 2i knights* fees, which 
he acknowledged to the king for his army of Wales in the fifth year of 
his reign, as Adam, the deceased, paid this sum into the king's wardrobe 
to Master Thomas Rek, then keeper thereof, on Sunday after SS. Peter 
and Paul, in the said year, as appears by the king's letters patent made 
to him. 

To the same. Like order to cause Adam, son and heir of Robert 
de Everyngham, to be acquitted of SSI . 6s. 8d. by which Robert made fine 
with the king for the service of 2£ knights' fees in the king's army of 
Wales in the tenth year of his reign, which service he then acknowledged 
to the king, as Robert paid 40£. into the king's wardrobe at Rothelaun on 
the eve of the Assumption, in that year, and 43Z. 6s. 8d. at Dynby 
of Saturday before St. Luke, in the same year, to Master William de Luda, 
then keeper of the wardrobe, as appears by the king's letters patent made 
to Robert. 

To Walter de 01oucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to John de Sibeton 100s. of yearly rent in the town of Acton Rounde, 
co. Salop, and to restore to him the issues thereof received by the escheator 
since the rent was taken into the king's hands, as the king has pardoned 
him for his good service his trespass in acquiring the rent without 
his licence, although the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Richard son of Alan, late earl of Arundel, tenant in chief, 
long before his death demised to John the said rent for life, to be received 
from the following tenants, Thomas Nichol of Mokeley 20s. yearly, from 
Roger le Kyng 20s., from William Abovetoun 20s., Maud Candilan 20s., 
Richard Candilan 20s., without the king's licence, and that the said rent 
was taken into the king's hands after Richard's death with his other lands 
because it is held of the king by knight service. By K. 



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May 27. 

Banstead. 



May 28. 
Banstead. 



May 28. 
Banstead. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has pardoned Mary, a nun of Ambresbury, his daughter, 13Z. IBs. 5d. 
exacted from her for the tenth of the manor of La Grave, which is in her 
hands by demise from the abbot of Fontevrault, and order to cause her 
to be acquitted thereof. 

To Lambert de Thrikyngham and John de Byron, guardians of the 
archbishopric of York during the voidance of the see. Order to have at 
the exchequer at Westminster at the octaves of Holy Trinity all the money 
that they have in hand or that they can levy by then of the issues of the 
archbishopric from the ferms and wool and from other temporalities, 
laying aside all other things. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1087.] 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Isabel, late the wife of John le Bygod of Stocton, tenant 
in chief, the following of his lands, which the king has assigned 
to her in dower ; the manor of Theberton, co. Suffolk, which is 
extended at il. 18s. 9Jd. yearly ; a third of a chief messuage in 
Stocton, co. Norfolk, which is extended at >2d. yearly; 90 acres of 
arable land in the same town, which is extended at 80s. yearly, each 
acre 4d.; an acre of meadow there, which is extended at 12d. yearly; two 
small groves (gravas) there, which are extended at 2d. yearly ; a marsh 
there containing an acre of land, which is extended at 3d. yearly; a water- 
mill in the same town called ' Estmulne,' which is extended at 10s. yearly ; 
a windmill there, which is extended at 6s. Sd. yearly ; a third of the pleas 
and perquisites of the court of that town, with a third of the view of 
frankpledge there, which third is extended at 16s. 8d. yearly; two hundred 
boon-works (opera) yearly between St. Peter ad Vincula and Michaelmas, 
which are extended at 8s. 4d., to wit each work at id,; sixty harvest 
boon- works yearly, which are extended at 7s. 6d. yearly, to wit each work 
at lid.; 102 harvest boon-works yearly, which are extended at Vs. 6d., to 
wit each work at Id. ; 80 harvest boon-works for half a day yearly, which 
are extended at 6s. Sd. yearly, to wit each work at Id.; a yearly rent of 
40 hens there, price Id. each; a yearly rent of 150 eggs there, price tyd. ; 
a third of a fishery in the same town, which third is extended at 6s. 8d. 
yearly ; 6Z 4s. If d. of yearly rent from certain tenants in the same town : 
provided that Isabel shall be charged with a third of 11. Is. 6d. of yearly 
rent that John de Dunheved and Isabel de Haggele receive yearly for the 
term of the life of Lettice (Liticie), late the wife of Robert de Lodene, and 
with a third of 4Z. 6s. 8d. of yearly rent that Isabel, late the wife of 
Philip Burnel, receives for the term of her life from the said manors of 
Theberton and Stocton. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard le fiz Urs, as it is testified before the 
king by Thomas de Raleye that Richard is incapacitated by infirmity. 

June 4. Henry son of Roger de Benenden, imprisoned at Canterbury for the 

Guildford, death of William Nicole of Westhithe, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to bail him until the first assize. 

June 7. To William Trente, taker of the wines of the king's right prise through- 

Gtuldford. out England. Order to cause the monks of St. Peter's, Westminster, to 
have a tun of wine of the king's right prise at London on the morrow of 
St. Botolph, in accordance with the late king's grant to them of a tun 
yearly from the said prise for the celebration of divine service in their 
church; 



May 30. 
Horsley. 



270 



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23Q5 Membrane 12 — cont. 

May 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 

Horsley. lately ordered them to cause an assignment to be made to the abbot and 
convent of Oseneye, in recompence for the 500Z. that came to the king's 
hands of the tenth granted by the clergy in aid of the Holy Land and 
which the abbot and convent paid to the pope for the king, in ferms or 
lands then in the king s hands whence they might be fully satisfied or in 
the debts due from them to the exchequer ; by virtue of which order the 
treasurer and barons made an allowance^ to the abbot and convent in the 
debts due from them to the exchequer and also an assignment for a 
certain time of certain ferms then in the king's hands ; and the abbot 
and convent afterwards besought the king by their petition before him 
and his council to resume into his hands the said ferms, and to cause to 
be allowed to them what is still in arrear of the said 500Z., beyond what 
has been allowed to them in the said debts and what they have received of 
the said ferms, in the arrears of their account of the tenth [rendered] before 
John de Insula and his fellows, who were appointed to audit the accounts of 
the collectors of the tenth for three years imposed upon the clergy of 
England by the king's consent by pope B[oniface] VITI, for the time whan 
they were appointed sub -collectors of the said tenth in the diocese of 
Lincoln by the bishop of London and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, 
canon of London : whereupon the king ordered the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to certify him under the exchequer seal what they have allowed to 
the abbot and convent in their said debts, what the abbot and convent 
have received from the ferms, and what is still in arrear to them ; and the 
treasurer and barons have signified that the abbot and convent received 
up to Michaelmas, at the end of the thirty-second year of the reign, 
147Z. 6s. 8d. in the allowance of the debts aforesaid and in the ferms thus 
assigned to them, and thus 352Z. 13s. 4'/. of the 500J. are in arrear to 
them ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to resume into his hands 
the said ferms, so that answer shall be made to him for the issues thereof 
from the said term, and not to make any allowance to the abbot and 
convent for their debts for this reason at the exchequer. The king has 
ordered the said John and his fellows to allow to the abbot and convent 
the said 852Z. 13s. 4cL in their account before them. 

June 9. To Hugh le Despenser, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Witley cause Agnes, daughter and heiress of Edmund de Muleford, tenant in 

(Wyttele). cn i e f ? t0 nave se i s i n f the custody of the king's forest of Clarendon, 
whereof her father was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, as she 
has proved her age before Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side 
Trent, as appears to the king by the proof of age returned into chancery, 
and the king has taken her homage for all the lands that Edmund held 
of him at his death by the service of keeping the said forest by one 
footman, and the king has rendered to her her lands with the custody 
aforesaid. By p.s. [5348.] 

To the said escheator, Order to cause her to have seisin of the said 
lands. By p.s. [5348.] 

May 80. To Otto de Grandisono, keeper of the islands of Jeresie and Gernerie, or 
Horsley to him who supplies his place. Whereas the king, at the suit of Robert le 
Galicien and his parceners— suggesting to him by their petition exhibited 
before him and his council that the marriage of Joan, late the wife of Ralph 
le Galicien, mother of the said [Robert] and of his parceners, of whom they 
are the heirs, in the time of the said Ralph by the procurement of certain 
of their enemies was wilfully and unjustly taken into the king's hands by 
John Wyger and Ralph de Brocton, then inquisitors in the Islands, and the 



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Membrane 12 — cont. 

said Ealph asserted in complaining as to this before Otto that he had been 
seised thereof as of the marriage of his wife for fifty years and more, and 
hereupon vouched to warranty rolls of the time of the late king, and Otto, 
because it was found by the rolls aforesaid that it is so, caused Ralph and 
Joan to have the marriage again, and Peter Dartiz, Otto's late bailiff of the 
island of Jeresie, by colour of his office disseised Robert and his parceners 
of the marriage after Ralph and Joan's death, of which they were in full 
and peaceful seisin, unjustly and contrary to the custom of the said island 
— ordered Otto to inspect the tenor of the petition and to examine fully 
it, and then to cause an inquisition to be made concerning all the articles 
contained in the petition ; and the king found by the inquisition thus 
returned before him that it was as stated in all the articles aforesaid by 
Robert and his parceners : he orders Otto to cause Robert and his parceners 
to have again the said marriage. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

June 14. To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to release from arrest the 

Cocking. money from the tenth imposed upon the clergy of England for three years 

by pope B[oniface] VIII, which the king lately ordered him to cause to be 

arrested, as the king has now ordained that all the money thus arrested 

shall be paid by the collectors to merchants and others for his affairs. 

The like to the treasurer and barons [of the exchequer] of Dublin. 

June 17. To Master William de Hothum and Guy de Wykio, parson of the church 
Chichester. f Hese, collectors of the tenth for three years imposed upon the clergy of 
Ireland by the late pope Boniface VIII. Order to pay to John Grandonis, 
Matthew Clarissimi, and Gerard Hugonis, merchants of the society of the 
Spini of Florence, or to their attorney, 1,000 marks sterling, as speedily 
as possible, notwithstanding any previous order, as the king is bound to 
them by his letters obligatory in this sum, which they paid to * Walter de 
Wynterburne, cardinal priest of the Roman church, by the king's order, 
for defraying his expenses and the other necessaries belonging to the 
estate of a cardinal, as is contained in the cardinal's letters patent of 
receipt, which they have delivered into the wardrobe, receiving from them 
the king's letters obligatory aforesaid and also his letters of acquittance 
and idemnity for the collectors, which he has delivered to the merchants. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1115.] 

To R. archbishop of Dublin. Whereas the late pope Boniface VIII 
granted a moiety of the tenth for three years imposed upon the clergy 
of England and Ireland by the king's assent to the king, reserving to 
himself the second moiety in aid of the Roman church, if he lived so 
long, and he granted that if he died before the end of that term or if 
peace were established in the war concerning the realm of Sicily, the 
residue should be applied to the king's use ; and the king now under- 
stands that Master William de Hothum, canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
and Guy de Vikio, parson of the church of Hese, collectors of the said 
tenth in Ireland, have superseded the levying and collection of the tenth 
under pretext of vain and frivolous excuses of certain ecclesias- 
tical persons who assert that they are not bound to pay the said 
tenth both by reason of the said pope's death and because Master 
Gerard de Pecoraria, who asserts that he has been specially deputed 
proctor and envoy by the papal see to collect the said tenth, has revoked 
the commission made to them by the bishop of London, apd Master 
Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, the principal collectors 



272 



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2305 Membrane 11 — cont. 

of the said tenth in England and Ireland ; at which the king marvels ; 
and whereas Master Gerard has expressly revoked everything that has 
been attempted by him in this behalf in England and in Ireland, as is 
contained in a public instrument, which the king sent to William and 
Guy, the king orders the archbishop to aid and counsel William and Guy 
in levying and collecting the said tenth by ecclesiastical censures and 
other means that seem fit and as William and Guy shall make known to 
him or enjoin upon him, and to enjoin all the premises upon his 
suffragans and others subjected to him, executing these things in such 
wise that he may earn the king's commendation for his diligence. The 
king gives him to understand that if the king be satisfied that the money 
has not been levied with all speed through the archbishop's negligence, 
he will cause the money to be levied from the archbishop's temporal goods. 
The like to the following, omitting in the case of the bishops the 
reference to suffragans: 

The archbishop of Cashel. 

The archbishop of Tuam. 

The bishop of Meath. 

The bishop of Kildare. 

The bishop of Leghlin. 

The bishop of Ossory. 

The bishop of Ferns. 

The bishop of Killaloe (Laoniens) . 

The bishop of Limerick. 

The bishop of Emly (Imlagks*), or his vice-gerent. 

The bishop of Connor {Comer m 1 ). 

The bishop of Clonfert. 

The guardian of the spiritualities of the archbishopric of Armagh. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1088.] 

June 19. To Master John de Everdon, keeper of the king's exchange of London 

Findon. and Canterbury. Order to cause the houses of the exchange in those cities 
to be repaired out of the issues of the exchange. 

June 19. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Findon. deliver to Lora, late the wife of Gilbert de Gaunt, tenant in chief, the 
following of the knight's fees that belonged to Gilbert, as the king has 
assigned them to her in dower : a fee in Scotelthorp, co. Lincoln, which 
Philip Darcy holds, and which is extended at 10L yearly; a fee in 
Gumesthorp, in the same county, which John de Nevill holds, and which 
is extended at 20 marks yearly ; 5 J fees in Kyme, Aswordby, Osberneby, 
Helpringham, Swarreby, and Calwarthorp, in the same county, which 
Philip de Kyme holds and which are extended at 60Z. yearly ; a fifth of a 
fee in Walcote, in the same county, which fifth Robert Blaunchard holds, 
and which is extended at 20s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Huwell, in the 
same county, which quarter Ralph Pigot holds, and which is extended at 
10Z. yearly; a twentieth of a fee in Hekyngton, in the same county, which 
Robert Leveryk of Hekynton holds, and which is extended at 20s. yearly ; 
a twentieth of a fee in the same town, which John son of Robert holds, 
and which is extended at 20s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Borugh, in the 
same county, which quarter John Blaunchard holds and which is extended 
at 26s. 8<Z. yearly ; a twelfth of a fee in Braytoft, in the same county, 
which twelfth Roger de Cressy holds, and which is extended at 60s, yearly; 
an .eighth of a fee in Gunileby and Stepyng, in the same county, 
which eighth William de Braytoft holds, and which is extended at 40s. 
yearly ; three parts of a fee in the said town of Stepyng, which three 



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May 9. 

Langley. 



June 20. 
Arundel. 



June 19. 
Findon. 



Membrane 11 — coiit. 

parts Edmund de Deyneourt holds, and which are extended at 4Z. 
yearly; a fifth of a fee in Polom, in the same county, which fifth 
Eobert de Barkworth holds, and which is extended at 30s. yearly ; five 
knights' fees in Well, Claxebywythern and Ellowe, in the same county, 
which Adam de Well holds, and which are extended at 60£. yearly ; a fee 
in Barton, in the same county, which Juliana de Gaunt holds, and which 
is extended at 101. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in the same town, which 
quarter the abbot of Thornton and Robert de Houton hold, and which is 
extended at 4 marks yearly ; a fee in Horkestowe in the same county, 
which the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem holds, and which 
are extended at 10Z. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Ryseby, in the same 
county, which moiety Robert de Insula holds, and which is extended at 
100s. yearly ; a quarter of a fee in Thorp, in the same county, which 
quarter Ralph Peyldeserf holds, and which is extended at 50s. yearly ; a 
ninth of a fee in Barton, in the same county, which ninth John de Bray 
holds, and which is extended at 25s. yearly; a quarter of a fee in the same 
town, which quarter Joceus de Colby holds, and which is extended at 50s. 
yearly ; a fee in Stowe, co. Northampton, which Nicholas de Segrave holds, 
and which is extended at 30Z. yearly ; a fee in Kyselyngbury, in the same 
county, which the said Nicholas holds, and which is extended at 40/. 
yearly. 

To Richard Oysel, escheator beyond Trent. Like order to deliver to 
Lora a quarter of a knight's fee in Byldesthorp, co. Nottingham, which 
quarter John de Ludeham holds, and which is extended at 5 marks 
yearly. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Notification 
that the king has taken the homage of Roger de Messenden for certain 
lands in Culwurth, which he acquired from Henry de Pynkeny, who held 
them of the king in chief, and order not to distrain him for his homage 
for the lands and to release any distraint that he may have levied in this 
behalf. By p.s. [5321.] 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to restore to William Loith, clerk, his 
lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon 
his being indicted before John Randolf and Andrew de Trelosk, the king's 
late justices to deliver Exeter [gaol], as he has purged his innocence 
before Thomas, bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered in accordance 
with the privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Walter de Wrighthull, deceased. 

To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Sarah, late the wife of John de Thedmersh, tenant in chief, as 
she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his 

licence. . 

-t 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to pay to John de Seleby, king's Serjeant, to whom the king has committed 
the office of usher of that exchequer for life and during good behaviour, 
l\d. a day for so long as he shall hold that office, as it is contained in an 
indenture of the fees of the king's ministers of that exchequer, whereof 
one part remains in the exchequer of England and the other in that of 
Dublin, that the ushers of the latter exchequer for the time being receive 
ljd. a day for their wages in that office. 

10230 S 



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1305. 
June 24. 
Arundel 



June 23. 

Clayton. 



June 24. 
Arundel. 



June 27. 
Buxted. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the custody of the temporalities of the abbey 
of Radingg', which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
present voidance of the abbey, as king Henry, the king's progenitor, 
granted by his charter, which the king has inspected, to the prior and 
convent that the possession of the abbey should remain wholly upon the 
voidance of the abbacy (decedente ablate) in the hands and disposition of 
the prior and monks of the chapter of Radingg', and it appears to the 
king by inspection of the rolls of his chancery that upon the last voidance 
of the abbey the prior and convent were ordered, after the fealty of the 
abbot had been taken, to cause the temporalities of the abbey that were 
in their possession to be delivered to the abbot ; whereby it appears that 
the prior and convent had the custody of the temporalities of the abbey 
during the time of voidance. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to release from arrest and to cause 
to be delivered to the merchants of the town of Amiens their goods and 
wares, with the money due to them, which are arrested** in his bailiwick 
by virtue of the king's late order to the sheriff to arrest and keep until 
further orders all the goods and wares of the merchants of Amiens, 
St. Omer, Arras, and Abbeville found within his bailiwick, together with 
the money due to them for any reason, as the king wishes to show special 
favour to the merchants of Amiens. By p.s. [5361.] 

The like to all the sheriffs throughout England. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to the prior of Derhurst the priory of that place, and the issues thereof, as 
the king lately ordered him to certify him of the reason for taking 
the priory into the king's hands, and he has returned that he took it into 
the king's hands by reason of the death of Reginald, abbot of St. Denis, of 
the realm of France, which priory is a cell of that abbey and of the king's 
patronage. 

To Walter de Aylesbury, constable of Walingford castle. Order to cause 
the mills of the castles and the houses within it to be repaired. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

June 19. To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Findon. to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, 
the following of the knights' fees that belonged to Edmund, which the 
king has assigned to her in dower : a fee in Aihston, co. Hereford, which 
William le Blund holds, and which is extended at 4 marks ; a fee in Bleye, 
in the same county, which John de Burleye holds, and which is extended 
at 40s. yearly; a fee in Kynardesle, in the same county, which Hugh 
de Kynardesle holds, and which is extended at 4 marks ; a fee in 
Bourton, Wymoneston and Bertinghope, in the same county, which 
Ralph de Sancto Audoeno holds, and which are extended at 40s. yearly ; 
a quarter of a fee in Brockeswode, in the same county, which quarter 
Hugh le Poer holds, and which is extended at 10*. yearly ; a moiety of 
a fee in Stok de Blez, in the same county, which moiety Margaret de 
Banewell holds, and which is extended at 20s. yearly ; a fee in Grancete, 
co. Cambridge, which Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, holds, and which is 

* The writ of privy seal states that the cause of arrest was the alleged harbouring 
and aiding of some of the king's Scotch rebels, 



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extended at 161. yearly; a fee in Trumpeton, in the same county, which 
Giles de Trumpeton holds, and which is extended at 101. yearly ; If 
knights' fees in the same town, which John de Kaylly holds, and which 
are extended at 100s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Burghfeld, co. Bucks, 
which moiety Roger de Burghfeld holds, and which is extended at 60s. 
yearly; two fees in Boclond and Chilton, co. Somerset, which fees 
the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England holds, 
and which are extended at 6 marks yearly; a fee in Berton, in 
the same county, which Nicholas de Watton holds, and which is extended 
at 100s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Walton, in the same county, which 
moiety the heirs of Robert de Braunton hold, and which is extended at 
50s. yearly ; a fee in Cherleton, in the same county, which William de 
Staunton holds, and which is extended at 5 marks yearly ; a fee in the 
same town, which the prior of Breuiton holds, and which is extended at 
40s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in the same town, which moiety Herbert de 
Marays holds, and which is extended at 20s. yearly ; two parts of a fee in 
Suthho, co. Huntingdon, which two parts John de Ferarpis] holds, and 
which are extended at 10Z. yearly ; a third of a fee in the same town, 
which third Oliver la Zusche holds, and which is extended at 100s. 
yearly; three parts of a fee with its appurtenances in Upclatford, 
co. (cum pertinenciis in® Suthant) Hants, which three parts Thomas 
Spirecok and Claricia de Sakevill hold, and which are extended at 40s. 
yearly ; a third of a knight's fee in Anne Sauvage, in the same county, 
which third John de Anne holds, and which is extended at 26s. 8c?. yearly ; 
a moiety of a fee in Botteleye, in the same county, which moiety John de 
Turvill holds, and which is extended at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Shirleye, in the same county, which moiety Richard de Barflete holds, 
and which is extended at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Flitte, 
co. Bedford, which moiety Alan la Zusche holds, and which is extended 
at 100s. yearly ; 1^ fees in Torveston, co. Buckingham, which the said 
Alan holds, and which are extended at 20 marks yearly ; a fee in 
Rolandrit, co. Oxford, which Alan holds, and which is extended at 100s. 
yearly ; two fees in Hilprington, co. Wilts, which Alan holds, and which 
are extended at 101. yearly ; a fee in Soudington, co. Worcester, which 
Richard son of Roger le Porter, John de Doverdale and Eustachia, his 
wife, Walter le Blound and Joan, his wife, hold, and which is extended 
at 40s. yearly ; a fee in Ribbeford and Oke, in the same county, which 
Henry de Ribbeford holds, which is extended at 20s. yearly ; a quarter 
of a fee in Momele, in the same county, which quarter Walter de 
Shekenhurst holds, and which is extended at 20d. yearly; a fee in 
La Sete, co. Salop, which Adam de la Sete holds, and which is extended 
at 40s. yearly ; a fee in Nene Sauvage and Eudon, in the same county, 
which John de Sancto Georgio holds, and which is extended at 40s. 
yearly; a fee in Overton and Corneye, in the same county, which 
Geoffrey de Overton holds, and which is extended at 40s. yearly; a 
fee in Bukenhull and Adelaghton, in the same county, which Gilbert 
de Bukenhull and the abbot of Wygemore hold, and which are extended 
at 40s. yearly ; two fees in Soudbury and Neuton, in the same county, 
which Ralph Darraz holds, and which are extended at 10 marks ; a tenth 
of a fee in Tourpleton, in the same county, which tenth John de Pedewardin 
holds, and which is extended at 20d. yearly ; a tenth of a fee in Leynt- 
wardin, in the same county, which tenth William de Mortuo Mari holds, 
and which is extended at 20d. yearly ; a fee in Nene Solers, in the same 
county, which the parceners of Nene Solers hold, and which is extended 

* ^ mistake obviously arising from dittography. 



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23Q5 Membrane 10 — cont. 

at 40s. yearly ; a fee in Dounton, in the same county, which Thomas de 
Dounton holds and which is extended at 40s. yearly ; a third of a knight's 
fee in Babbeneye, in the same county, which third Henry de Rybbesford 
holds, and which is extended at 10s. yearly. 

To [Walter] de Gloucestrpa] , escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Margaret the following of the advowsons of churches that 
belonged to the said Edmund, which the king has assigned to her in dower ; 
the advowsons of the church of Old Radenor, co. Hereford, which is 
extended at 20 marks yearly ; the a ivowson of the church of New Radenore, 
in the same county, which is extended at 5 marks yearly ; and the 
advowson of the church of St. Andrew, Aure, co. Gloucester, which is 
extended at 20 marks yearly. 

June 27. To the sheriff of Northampton, keeper of the castle of that town. 

Buxted. Order to keep until further orders in a suitable and familiar (familiari) 
manner Peter Ernaudus, son of Bernard de Periers, whom the king 
is sending to him to stay in that castle at the king's will, so that 
the sheriff shall be sure of Peter's body and that he may answer 
for his body under pain of forfeiture of all his goods. 

By p.s. on the information of the treasurer. 

June 28. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Lewes. be elected in place of Walter de Mershton, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

June 27. To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Buxted. to Isabel, late the wife of Adam de Erleton, as nearest [friend] of Adam's 
heir, of whom she is the mother, a messuage and a carucate of land 
in Erleton, co. Salop, which the escheator has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Adam's death, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Adam at his death held no lands of the king 
in chief except the said messuage and carucate, which he held by the 
service of rendering 6s. 8d. yearly to the exchequer at Michaelmas for all 
service, and that John, his son, is the next heir and is aged four years. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
Queen Margaret, the king's consort, the town of Kyngesthorp, co. North- 
ampton, of the value of 60/., the manor of Eston in the same county of 
the value of 40/., the manor of Kyngesclyve, in the same county, of the 
value of 62/., the manor of Brigestok, in the same county, of the value of 
41 1. 10s. 0d., and 25Z. of the ferm that Laurence de Preston renders for 
the manor of Gretton, in the same county, the hundred of Falwele, in the 
same county, of the value of 11/. 16s. Sd., the manor of Longebenyngton, 
co. Lincoln, of the value of 160/., the town of Grymesby with the rents 
and all other appurtenances, in the same county, of the value of 50/., and 
50/. of the ferm that the men of the soke of Castre, in the same county, 
render yearly, together with everything received from them since the 
morrow of Easter last, as the king has assigned them to her in augmentation 
of the dower assigned to her at the door of the church when the king 
married her of the value of 2,000/. Tournois. 

The treasurer ordered this on the king's behalf. 

July 6. To Walter de Gloucfestria], escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

Canterbury, intermeddle further with the lands that belonged to Fulk Baynard, as the 

king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Fulk at his death 

held nothing of the king in chief by reason whereof the wardship of his 

lands ought to pertain to the king. 



May 27. 

Ban stead 



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1305. 
July 1. 

Milkhouse 

Street 
(Milkhus.) 



July 6. 
Canterbury. 



July 7. 
Canterbury. 



July 7. 
Canterbury. 



May 15. 

Greenford. 



July 6. 
Canterbury. 



Julyl. 

Milkhouse 
Street. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To Richard de Harwedon, keeper of the king's park of Northampton. 
Order to cause the sheriff of Northampton to have in that park six oaks 
fit for timber for the repair of the gates of the king's castle and the houses 
of the king's gaol in the castle. 

By K. on the information of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Amicia, late the wife of Henry de Monte Forti, 
who held of the heir of John Gyffard of Brymmesfeld, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de la Haye, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Richard Polayn, imprisoned at Bury St. Edmunds for the death of 
William le Moyne of Wylburgham, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail him until fche first assize. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause John son of William 
de Stirkeland to have seisin of a messuage and seven acres of land in 
Great Stirkeland, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff 
that the messuage and land, which were held by Margaret, daughter of 
Thomas de Stirkeland, which Margaret was hanged for felony, have been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that she held them of the 
said John, and that Robert Cut now holds them and has had the king's 
year and day thereof, for which he ought to answer to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors of the 
will of William de la Cornere, late bishop of Salisbury, have shown the 
king that whereas the bishop, as the other bishops of the realm, granted 
to the king, in the eighteenth year of his reign, a tenth of his spiritual 
goods according to the taxation of Norwich, for which reason he ought 
not to pay the fifteenth granted to the king in the same year by the 
community of the realm from their temporal goods, the treasurer and 
barons distrain the executors for a fifteenth of the temporal goods that 
belonged to the bishop, although the tenth of his spiritual goods is paid 
to the exchequer, and have caused part thereof to be levied : the king orders 
them to cause the executors to be acquitted of the said fifteenth if they 
ascertain that the bishop paid the tenth, and to cause to be restored to 
the executors anything that they may have levied by reason of the 
fifteenth, or to cause them to have allowance therefor. By pet. of C. 

[Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1114.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John le 
Latimer and Joan, his wife, one of the daughters and heiresses of William 
de Gouiz, lately one of the heirs of Alvred de Linc[olnia], to be acquitted 
of the scutage exacted from them for the service of a moiety of a knight's 
fee for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as William 
was with the king in that army by the king's order for the service of the 
said moiety, which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears by 
inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for that army. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands that Adam de Erleton held at 
his death of other lords than the king, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Adam at his death held no lands of the king in 
chief except a messuage and a carucate of land in Erleton, co. Salop, by 
the service of 6s. 8d. to the exchequer at Michaelmas for all service, 
by reason whereof the wardship of the lands that he held of other 
lords does not pertain to the king on this occasion. 



278 



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1305. 

July 8. 
Canterbury, 



July 6. 
Canterbury, 



July 6. 
Canterbury 



MEMBRANE 9. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the barons 
of the Cinque Ports are indebted to the king in 1000 marks for part of a 
fine that they made with him for a fifteenth of their goods by reason 
of the fifteenth granted to him in the eighteenth year of his reign, and in 
2000 marks for a fine that they made with him for the fifteenth of their 
goods by reason of the fifteenth granted to him in his parliament at 
Lincoln in the twenty-ninth year of his reign, and the king is indebted to 
them in a sum of money for the wages of certain sailors of the ships that 
took Edmund, his late brother, into Gascony, where he supplied the king's 
place during the time of th6 war between the king and the king of France, 
and that stayed there in the king's service by order of him and his said 
brother from 7 March, in the twenty-fourth year of his reign, until 
Ascension day in the same year for fifty -eight days, and for the wages of 
the sailors of other ships that were loaded with corn for Gascony and for 
their wages for fifteen days more returning from Gascony to England, as 
is contained in Edmund's letters witnessing that the wages are owing to 
the said barons for the time aforesaid, and the king is also indebted to the 
barons in 500Z. for the wages of divers sailors of those ports who stayed 
in his service in Scotland with a fleet in the twenty-eighth year of his 
reign, as appears by the said barons' account made in the king's wardrobe 
at La Rose in the said year, for which they have a bill of the wardrobe : 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to examine the aforesaid letters 
of Edmund and the bill aforesaid, and to audit the barons' account for the 
wages due to them and their sailors for their service in Gascony and 
Scotland as above, and to cause allowance to be made to them for the 
debts that they shall find to be due to them from the king in the debts 
that they owe to him at the exchequer and in any other debts, according 
to the discretion of the treasurer and barons. 

By the treasurer and a bill of the exchequer. 

To the same. Order to cause Aucher son of Henry and Joan, his wife, 
one of the daughters and heiresses of Laderana, one of the daughters and 
heiresses of Peter de Brus, to be acquitted of the scutage exacted from 
them for the service of a knight's fee for the king's army of Wales in the 
fifth year of his reign, as John de Bella Aqua, deceased, who married 
Laderana, was with the king by his order in that army for the service of 
the said fee, which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears to the 
king by inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea for that army. 

To the same. Like order in reference to the king's army of Wales in 
the tenth year of his reign. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
king lately — upon being given to understand that Benedict de Blakenham, 
to whom Hugh de Sancto Phileberto, deceased, tenant in chief, demised 
for Benedict's life the manor of Soulham and certain lands in Pangebnrn, 
Purle, Tyghelhurst, Leghyng, and La Hyde, had sold the vv manor and lands 
in fee to the disinheritance of John, son and heir of Hugh, who is a 
minor in the king's wardship, and contrary to the tenor of a deed 
of covenant made between Hugh and Benedict concerning the demise 
aforesaid — ordered the escheator, if he found by inquisition that Benedict 
had alienated the manor and lands or part of them contrary to the form 
of the covenant, to take into the king's hands all that he should find 
to have been thus alienated, and to cause them to be kept safely until 
otherwise ordered ; by virtue of which order the escheator has taken 
into the king's hands the lands of Agnes de Somery in the said towns 
of Pangeburn, Purle and Leghyng, although it could not appear by 



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Dover. 



1305 Membrane 9 — cont. 

the inquisition taken by him that Benedict had any lands there by 
demise from Hugh other than the said manor of Soulham and the lands 
in Tyghelhurst and La Hyde that Benedict had by Hugh's demise and 
that he demised to Agnes, as appears to the king by the inquisition 
aforesaid ; and whereas Benedict and Agnes have shown before the king's 
council a deed of quit- claim made to Benedict and his heirs of a moiety 
of the manor of Soulham by Hugh after the demise aforesaid, and also a 
charter afterwards made to Agnes and her heirs by Benedict, and Agnes 
claims nothing in the other moiety of the manor or in the lands in 
Tyghelhurst and La Hyde demised to Benedict by Hugh except the 
custody of the same at Benedict's will for his (ejusdem) maintenance : the 
king orders the escheator to restore to Agnes her said lands in Pangeburn, 
Purle and Leghyng and the moiety of the manor of Soulham that she 
has by Benedict's demise, together with the issues received thence since 
they were taken into the king's hands, to be held by her in the same way 
as she held them before they were taken into the king's hands, after 
taking from her security to answer to the king for the issues of the said 
moiety if it ought to pertain to the king and for the lands that she holds 
for Benedict's maintenance as is aforesaid, and not to intermeddle further 
therewith. 

To Roger le Sauvage, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to receive 
from William Trente, the king's butler, the twelve tuns of wine that he 
will cause to be carried to Windsor by the king's order, and to cause five 
of them to be carried into the castle and the other seven to the king's 
houses in the park of Wyndesor, and to cause them to be put in the 
cellars, for the use of Edward, the king's son. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of Robert de Dodemanston, 
tenant by knight service of the heir of Philip Burnel, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

To John de Warenna. As the king wills that John's sports (deductus) 
and parks shall be well kept and guarded as the king's own, and he 
proposes to take deer in the coming grease time in John's lands beyond 
Trent, which are in the king's custody, he orders John to cause up to 
forty harts and bucks to be taken in his said lands in places that shall 
seem best to him, and to cause them to be delivered to Richard Oysel, 
escheator beyond Trent, and John de Donecastr[ia], keepers of his lands, 
whom the king has ordered by his letters to receive them from John and 
to cause them to be salted, dried and kept safely until the king shall 
otherwise order. By p.s. 

To the said Richard and John, keepers of the lands that belonged to 
John de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, beyond Trent. Order to be 
present at the taking of the said harts [and bucks], and to receive them 
from the said John, and to cause them to be salted, dried and put in 
barrels and kept safely for the king's use. If the said John be hindered 
in any way as to this or refuse to intend this matter, they shall take the 
harts and bucks in the said lands. . By p.s. 

July 6. To the bailiffs of Queen Margaret at Rysebergh. Order to permit 

Canterbury the abbot of Nottele, parson of the church of Rysebergh, to have tithe 

of the colts born in the park of Rysebergh and of the money arising 



July 18. 
Dover. 



July 22. 
Ospringe 



280 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1305. 



July 10. 
Canterbury. 



July 20. 
Boughton 
(Bocton). 



July 13. 
Womens- 

would 
( Wimeling- 

io eld e). 



July 29. 
Dover. 



Memhrane 9 — cont. 

from the agistment of all animals in the park, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff of Buckingham that the abbot and his 
predecessors, parsons of that church, have been wont to receive such tithes 
from time out of memory, both in the time of Richard de Alemann[ia], 
late earl of Cornwall, and in the time of Edmund, the late earl, from the 
colts of Richard and Edmund and of others, until Persone Lumbar d and 
William Beausamis, keepers of the king's stud, after the manor and park 
had come to the king's hands by Edmund's death, hindered the abbot 
from receiving the tithe, by reason whereof the bailiffs, after the king had 
assigned the manor and park to the queen, hindered and still hinder the 
abbot as to this. By pet of C. 

[Fcedera; Prynne, liecords, iii, p. 1106.] 

To William Martyn and his fellows, justices to hear and determine 
trespasses against the king's peace in co. Devon. The king understands 
that Nicholas de Teukesbury, clerk, has been maliciously indicted by reason 
of a suit that he is making for the king and for the king's advantage 
against divers men in that county by the said men and their confederates 
before the said justices of divers trespasses and crimes in that county, in 
order that he may not be able to continue the suit. As Nicholas has found 
the king John de Tylton of co. Northampton, William Holeway, John 
Kellebur[y] , and Simon Belde of co. Devon, Roger de Queneby of co. 
Hertford, Thomas de Wodehale of co. York, and Vi talis de Grefham of 
co. Huntingdon, as mainpernors to have him before the king in his 
parliament at Westminster in the octaves of the Nativity of St. Mary to 
answer to the king for the trespasses and crimes if the king wish to 
speak against him, the king orders the justices to be before him in the 
said parliament to certify him fully of the indictments of the said 
trespasses and crimes, and to supersede in the meantime the cognisance 
and execution of the indictments and to cause them to be superseded by 
the sheriff of that county. By p.s. [5375.] 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
William, son and heir of Joan de Brianzon, to have seisin of his mother's 
lands, as he has proved his age before the king, who has taken his 
homage. By p.s. [5385.] 

To John de Insula and his fellows, auditors of the account of the 
collectors of the tenth for three years imposed upon the clergy of England 
by pope Boniface VIII. Notification that the king has pardoned Mary, a 
nun of Aumbresburfy], his daughter, 13Z. 13s. 5d. exacted from her by the 
abbot and convent of Oseneye, sub -collectors of the said tenth in co. 
Lincoln, for the king's use for the tenth due from her by reason of the 
manor of La Grave, which is in her hands by demise from the abbess of 
Fontevrault, and order to discharge the abbess and convent of this sum 
and to cause Mary to be acquitted of it. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
24 April, in the twentieth year of his reign, committed to John Sampson 
by letters patent under the exchequer seal the custody of the castle of 
Scardeburgh during the king's pleasure, and afterwards, on 3 October, in 
the twenty -fifth year of his reign, he committed the custody of the castle 
to Ralph son of William during pleasure, and ordered John by his letters 
to deliver the castle to Ralph, as appears to him by inspection of the said 
letters ; and John has given him to understand that 25L are in arrear to 
him of the time when he had the custody of the fee that he ought to have 



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281 



1305. 



July 20. 
Dover. 



July 16. 
Dover. 



July 20. 
Boughton. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

received for the custody, and that when he was besieged in the castle of 
Stryvelyn in the king's service in his war in Scotland and during his 
return thence by the king's order he lost horses and equipments to the 
value of 60L, and he has besought the king to cause him to be satisfied 
therefor : the king orders the treasurer and barons to account with John 
at the exchequer for the premises, and to cause him to be satisfied for 
what they shall find to be in arrear to him of his said fee and for his 
horses and equipments as above. By pet. of parliament at Lincoln. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia] , escheator this side Trent. Order to 
supersede until the next parliament the demand upon the nuns of the 
priory of Garinges for the issues of the priory by reason of the voidance 
of the priory by the cession of Margery, the late prioress, and by reason 
of the last voidance, so that there may then be done what shall seem 
good to the king, restoring to the prioress and nuns in the meantime 
anything that he may have levied in this behalf, as the king learns by 
an inquisition taken by the escheator and by trustworthy testimony that 
Kichard, late king of Almain, father of Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, 
or the said Edmund, by whose death the advowson of the priory came to 
the king, did not receive any issues from the priory in times of voidance. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John le Straunge of Lucham, deceased, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Richard son of Alan, late earl of Arundel, tenant 
in chief of the king, which heir is a minor in the king's wardship, and 
Clemencia, John's wife, jointly held of the heir certain lands in Welingham 
by the service of 10s. yearly of the feoffment of John le Straunge, John's 
father, by a fine levied in the king's court, and also a moiety of the manor 
of Little Naringges by a fine levied in the king's court of William le Bule 
by the service of one knight's fee, and also a rent of six quarters of 
barley and three quarters of oats in Fransham of Robert de Tony by the 
service of 2s. yearly : the king, wishing to spare Clemencia's labours in 
this behalf, has given the escheator power to receive her fealty for the said 
lands in Welingham and also her oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence, and orders him, after taking her fealty and oath, to 
deliver to her the said lands, which were taken into the king's hands by 
reason of John's death, together with the issues thence received by him, 
certifying the king under his seal of the fealty and oath. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
bailiffs of Wynchelese to be acquitted of 15 marks yearly in their ferm 
for that town from 11 April, in the twenty-sixth year of the reign, as the 
king on that day granted by his letters patent to William Maufe and 
Joan, his wife, for the restitution made by them to him of the custody 
of his gate of Chester, which he had previously granted to Joan for her 
maintenance, the said sum from the ferm of Wynchelese, to be received 
by the hands of the bailiffs, for Joan's maintenance, and ordered the 
bailiffs to pay to her this sum. 



Membrane 8. 

July 13. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king lately — at the 

Womens- complaint of Augustine, parson of the church of St. John, Dunwich, and 

would. of William Austin, executors of the will of Richard son of John, sometime 

a burgess and merchant of Dunwich, and of James le Reve, citizen and 

merchant of London, suggesting that Richard and James took three of 



282 CALENDAR OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1 305 Membrane 8 — cont. 

Richard's ships laden with the goods and wares of Richard and James to 
Holland and Zeeland to trade there with the same, and that Katherine, 
lady of Vorne, and certain other malefactors of Holland and Zeeland 
entered the ships in the port of Merland, in Zeeland, by force and 
arms, and took and carried away the goods and wares to the value of 
401 61. 10s. 8d., and detained them without making any satisfaction to 
Richard and James or to Richard's executors — requested by his letters 
John, late count of Hainault, Holland and Zeeland and lord of Friesland, 
and the aforesaid Katherine to cause the goods and wares to be restored to 
Richard's executors and to James, and the count and Katherine have wholly 
failed to do justice in this matter, although they received the king's 
letters, as appears to the king by the letters testimonial of the community 
of the town of Dunwich, under their common seal, exhibited before the 
king and his council ; whereupon the king ordered the mayor and sheriffs 
to cause goods and wares of the merchants of Hainault, Holland, Zeeland 
and Friesland within their bailiwick to be arrested to the value of 30$. 
and to cause them to be kept safely until the executors and James shall be 
fully satisfied for the said goods and wares according to the law merchant, 
or until otherwise ordered by the king, certifying the king of their pro- 
ceedings in this behalf ; and they have returned that it is found by an 
inquisition taken by them by virtue of the said order that John Vanne and 
his fellows, merchants of the society of the Ballardi of Lucca, are bound to 
James Coppard and Clays Brun of Ciriseye, who are of the power of the 
count, in 1001. 4s. 9d., and that, after calling before them John Vanne, for 
himself and his fellows, and James Coppard, for himself and Clays, his 
fellow, the said James acknowledged that he is of the town of Cyriseye and 
of the power of the said count, and that John is bound to them in the 
said sum, and John likewise acknowledged that he is bound to James and 
Clays in this sum, which the mayor and sheriffs have arrested in the hands 
of John and which they cause to be kept under arrest : the king orders 
them to cause the said 100Z. 4s. 9^/. to be delivered to the said executors 
and James le Reve, in part satisfaction of the first sum of 4,016Z. 10s. 8d., 
and to arrest goods of merchants of Hainault, Holland, Zeeland and 
Friesland coming within their bailiwick to the value of 199/. 15s. 3</., the 
balance of the said 3001., and to cause them to be kept safely until the 
executors and James be certified for the said balance, or until otherwise 
ordered, certifying the king of their proceedings in this matter. 

July 22 To the keeper of the forest of St. Eriavels, or to him who supplies his 

Ospringe place. Order to cause Walter de Gloucestr[ia], constable of Gloucester 
castle, to have all the timber felled or trimmed (aptatum) in that forest for 
the king's use and also six great oaks fit for timber and other oaks suitable 
for making 120 rafters (chereronibus, rectius cheveronibus), as the said 
Walter shall direct, for the rebuilding and repairing of the houses within 
the castle that were lately burnt by the prisoners in the castle. 

July 20 To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to restore 

Boughton to Simon Pyrot the manors of Sauston, co. Cambridge, and Lyndesele, 
co. Essex, which the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the death of Ralph Pyrot, Simon's father, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Ralph granted the former manor to Simon for life ten days before his 
death and the latter in like manner fifteen days before his death, and that 
he was of good memory and sound mind at the time of the grant, and 
that Simon continued his seisin thereof in peace from that time until the 
escheator took the manors into the king's hands, and that the manors are 



33 EDWARD 1. 



283 



1305. 



July 27. 
Leeds. 



July 27. 
Leeds. 



July 29. 
Leeds. 



July 81. 
Boxley. 



July 28. 
Leeds* 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

held of the king in chief by knight service, and the king has pardoned 
Simon, for a fine made with him in the exchequer, the trespass committed 
by him in acquiring and entering the manors without his licence. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the 
wife of William le Cane, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the 
king that she will not marry without his licence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Walter 
Baudewyn of Bergholt, the lands specified below, which were taken into 
the king's hands by reason of Walter's death, and to restore to her the 
issues thereof received by him since the lands were taken into the king's 
hands, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Walter and Joan held jointly on the day of Walter's death of Joan's 
inheritance a messuage, twelve acres of land, two acres and three 
roods of meadow, four acres of pasture and 6s. 8d. of yearly rent in 
Bergholte, co. Suffolk, of the king in chief, by the service of rendering 
15s. yearly to the exchequer by the hand of the sheriff of that county at 
Michaelmas, and 19 acres of land, 3 acres and 3 roods of meadow in the 
same town of John de la Mare by the service of 5s. yearly, and 7 acres 
and three roods of pasture there of the prioress of Caumpese by the 
service of 2s. yearly, and 2s. 3d. of yearly rent there of the fee of the 
master of the military order of the Temple in England and of the fee 
of John de Aldham, and the king has taken Joan's fealty for the said 
messuage, land, meadow, pasture and rent that are held of him in chief. 

Gerard le Muner, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of John 
Bakel, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail 
him. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause Henry de Threllekelde 
to have seisin of a messuage, 3 J acres land and a moiety of an acre 
of meadow in Trellekelde near Craystok, as the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and land, which 
Kichard son of Ughtred Bithewater, who was hanged for felony, held, has 
been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Richard held 
them of Henry, and that they are still in the king's hands, and that the 
sheriff has had the king's year and day thereof, for which he ought to 
answer to the king. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to release from arrest the 
goods and chattels of Pelegrin de Ville, and to cause them to be delivered 
to him, as the king lately ordered the mayor and men of his city of 
Bayonne to cause the son of Bernard de Perer to come to him, and 
afterwards, because they had not obeyed his order, ordered the mayor and 
sheriffs of London to arrest the goods of the said Pelegrin, then mayor of 
the city of Bayonne, and the mayor, jurats and community of that city 
have now testified to the king by their letters that Pelegrin was not and 
is not in any way guilty of the disobedience aforesaid, and have besought 
the king to hold him excused as to this. By p.s. [5393.] 

The like to the following : 

Robert de Burgherssh, warden of the Cinque Ports. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Portsmouth. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Nicholas de Wodeford to be acquitted of 100 
marks by which he made fine with the king for a trespass of venison in 



284 
1305. 



Aug. 3. 
Chatham. 



Aug, 7 
Tilbury. 



July 10. 
Dover. 



Aug. 5. 
Gravesend. 



Aug. 5. 
Gravesend. 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

the king's forest of Feckenham, which sum he paid by the king's order to 
the executors of the will of Queen Eleanor, the king's late consort, as 
appears to the king by a tally. By pet. of C. 

To Peter de Malo Lacu. Whereas the king lately, at the complaint of 
Robert de Godesfeld of Sutton, suggesting that Edmund de Eynecourt and 
certain other malefactors of co. Lincoln had inflicted certain trespasses 
and divers other enormities upon him, appointed Roger de Hegham, Adam 
de We [lie] and Ranulph de Friskeneye his justices to hear and determine 
the said trespasses; and certain of the said malefactors maliciously 
procured that Robert should be indicted before Peter and the said Edmund 
and their fellows, the king's justices to hear and determine divers 
felonies in that county, for harbouring felons and for certain other 
trespasses against the king's peace, in order that Robert, if he appeared 
in person before Peter and the other justices to answer, should be 
thus hindered by arrest and imprisonment from prosecuting his suit 
aforesaid : the king, not wishing that Robert should be unduly hindered 
in this way, because he has found before the king in chancery John de 
Lincoln [ia] , John de Wyndesore, Robert de Glouc[estria], and Robert de 
Pipehirst, of the city of London, as mainpernors, who have mainperned 
to have him before the king and his council in his next parliament to 
answer for the receipt and trespass aforesaid, orders Peter to send the 
indictments in this matter before him and his fellows with all things 
concerning them to the king under his seal, so that the king may have 
them before him and his council at the said parliament, in order that he 
may then cause to be done what ought to be done according to right and 
custom. By C. 

Adam Hardy, imprisoned at York, for the death of Robert Tabard, 
miller, of Monketon, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail him. 

To Richard Oysel and John de Donecastr[ia] , keepers of the lands 
that belonged to John de Warenna, late earl of Surrey, beyond Trent. 
Order to cause the forty harts and bucks that the king ordered to be 
taken by John de Warenna, nephew (nepotem) and heir of the earl, 
or by them in John's default, and to be salted by them, to be taken to 
Westminster, so that they shall be there by Michaelmas next, there to be 
delivered into the king's larder, as shall be then more fully enjoined upon 
them. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to restore to John Heyroun, knight (sic), 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon his being charged before John Buteturte and his fellows, the 
king's justices appointed to enquire concerning trespasses against the 
king's peace in that county, with the death of Roger le Gras, who was 
slain at Danewebur[y] in that county, as he has purged his innocence 
before Master Richard de Neuport, vicar-general of Ralph, elect of 
London, who is in parts beyond sea, to whom he was delivered by the 
justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, and the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the sheriff and the coroners of that county that 
John is of good fame and conversation and was never a public or notorious 
malefactor. 

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Thomas de Hastingg', son of Miles de Hastingg', tfye manor 
of Eleford, co. Oxford, which the escheator has taken into the king's 



33 EDWAED I. 



285 



Aug. 2. 
Horstead. 



1305. Membrane 8 — cont. 

hands by reason of Miles's death, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Miles, tenant in chief of the king as of the 
honour of Peverel, which is in the king's hands, granted the manor to 
Thomas and to his heirs, and that Thomas, being in seisin, granted the 
manor to Miles for life by a fine levied between Thomas and Miles in the 
king's court, with reversion to Thomas and his heirs, and that the manor 
is held of John, son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Philiberto, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of half a knight's 
fee, and the king has taken the fealty of Thomas for the manor, which he 
has rendered to him. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Daylesford, co. Worcester, which he has taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the death of the said Miles, or with the issues thereof received 
by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Miles at his death held the said manor for his life of the inheritance of 
Thomas de Hastingg', and it appears to the king by inspection of a fine 
levied in his court between Thomas and Miles that Thomas granted the 
manor to Miles, with the exception of the advowson of the church of 
Daylesford, to hold of him and his heirs for life. 

To the same. Order not to molest or aggrieve Agnes, daughter and 
heiress of Edmund de Melford, one of the foresters of the king's forest of 
Clarendon, tenant in chief, for her marriage, as the king granted to Queen 
Eleanor, his late consort, the wardship of the lands and heirs of Edmund, 
together with the marriage of the heirs, as appears by inspection of the 
rolls of chancery, and the king has rendered to Agnes, after proof of her 
age before the escheator, the lands that came to her by inheritance by 
Edmund's death, and she has satisfied William le Noble, who had her 
marriage by the grant of James Daubenay, to whom the said queen had 
granted it, for her marriage, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the escheator. 

Aug. 5. To the same. Whereas the king learns by an inquisition taken by the 

Gravesend. escheator that John Lestraunge of Lucham, deceased, and Clemencia, late 
his wife, held jointly of the heir of Richard son of Alan, late earl of 
Arundel, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, on the day of 
John's death the hundreds (hundr') of Laund[iche] and Suthar',co. Norfolk, 
by the service of 61. at Easter and Michaelmas, and of 48s. 6d. to the 
white ferm of the castle of Norwich for the said earl, of the gift of John 
Lestraunge, father of the said John : the king, compassionating the estate 
of Clemencia, who is detained by illness (adversa valetndine), has given to 
the escheator power to receive her fealty for the hundreds, and he orders 
him, after taking her fealty, to deliver to her the hundreds, which were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of John's death, together with the 
issues received thence since they were taken into the king's hands. 



Aug. 12. 
Bures. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bykenore the manor of 
Richard's Castle and that castle, with the exception of the 100s. yearly 
specified below, and to deliver to him the issues received thence since 
1 October, in the thirty second year of the reign, as the king, on that 
day, by the assent of Queen Margaret, his consort — to whom he had 
previously granted the wardship of the lands that belonged to Hugh de 
Mor^uo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, which were then in the king's 



286 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



iqqk Membrane 7 — cont. 

hands by reason of the minority of Hugh's two daughters and 
heiresses, to have during their minority with their marriages — 
granted to Thomas the wardship of a moiety of the said lands and 
the marriage of the eldest daughter, to have in form aforesaid, 
as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery, and the king after* 
wards, by the assent of Thomas and Walter, bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield, who has the wardship of the other moiety by the 
queen's grant, appointed William de Mortuo Mari, Philip Aphowel and 
Nicholas de Wedergrave to extend the manors of Richard's Castle and 
Stepelton, cos. Salop and Hereford, which belonged to Hugh at his death 
and which fall to his daughters by inheritance, in the presence of Thomas 
and the bishop, or of their deputies for this purpose, and to make 
partition of the manors into two equal parts between the said parties, and 
William, Philip and Nicholas have caused the manors to be extended by 
virtue of the appointment aforesaid, and have assigned to Thomas and the 
eldest daughter, a minor, whom he has married, in her purparty the said 
manor of Richard's Castle and the castle, saving to the bishop 1006'. of 
yearly rent from a fixed rent in that manor assigned to him from certain 
tenants, to be received by Thomas and his wife as part of her purparty of 
the inheritance, as appears by the partition returned before the king in 
chancery. 

Aug. 17. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause Geoffrey Smartman to have 

Rayleigh. seisin of two acres of land in Thacstede, as the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the land, which Geoffrey Pamphilun, 
who was hanged for felony, held, has been in the king's hands for a year 
and a day, and that Geoffrey held it of Geoffrey Smartman, and that the 
township of Thacstede has had the king's year and day thereof, for which 
it ought to answer to the king. 

To the same. Order to cause William de Wauton to have seisin of two 
acres of land and of a moiety of an acre of meadow in Thakstede, as the 
king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the land, which 
John Fromound, who was hanged for felony, held, has been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that John held it of William, and that 
Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Joan, 
his wife, have had the king's day and waste thereof and ought to answer 
to the king therefor. 

Aug. 16. To the sheriff of York. The king learns from the complaint of the 

Rayleigh. dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, guardians of the spirituality of the 
archbishopric of York during the voidance of the see, that whereas 
William son of Richard de Whitegifte, of the diocese of York, fled by 
reason of a trespass committed by him against the king's peace to the 
churchyard (aream) of Whitegifte, which is a cemetery dedicated to God, 
in order that he might be there defended and saved by the liberty and 
immunity of the church, certain men pursuing him withdrew him by 
force and arms from within the cemetery, and bound him with chains 
and carried him thus bound to prison in the castle of York, wherein he is 
detained for this reason and no other, to the injury of the liberty of the 
church, for which reason the guardians have besought the king to provide 
a remedy : the king orders the sheriff, if he ascertain that the premises 
are true, to cause William to be delivered from prison and to cause him 
to be led back to the cemetery from which he was withdrawn, and to 
cause him to be replaced in the same state as he was in at the time of 
bis withdrawal. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1105.] 



Aug. 8. 
Tilbury. 



33 EDWABD I. 



287 



1305. 

Aug. 16. 
Rayleigh. 



Aug. 17. 
Rayleigh. 



Aug. 18. 
Rawreth. 



Aug. 17. 
Rayleigh, 



Membrane 7 — conU 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Dene, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he learns by trustworthy testimony that he 
cannot conveniently execute the office by reason of infirmity. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Emma, late the wife of Thomas de Gorges, tenant in chief, 
a messuage, a virgate of land and a moiety of an acre of meadow in 
Shupton Maurward, co. Dorset, and the manor of Tamerton Foliot, co. 
Devon, and to deliver to her the issues received thence since they were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of Thomas's death, as the king 
learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas and Emma 
were jointly enfeoffed by William de Gorges, Thomas's brother, of the 
said lands in co. Dorset to have to them and the heirs of Thomas, and by 
Herbert de Ferrar[iis] of the said manor, to them and to the heirs of 
Thomas to be begotten by him upon the said Agnes (sic) , and that Emma 
continued her seisin thereof jointly with Thomas from the time of the 
feoffments until the day of his death, and that the messuage, land and 
meadow are held of John Cribbe by the service of 8d. yearly and of a pair 
of gloves, price Id., for all service, and that the manor is held of Hugh de 
Curtenay by knight service. 

To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas the king lately, upon 
the voidance of the church of Downpatrick (Sancti Patricii in Duno) by 
the death of N. the bishop of that place, granted to the prior and 
convent of that place at their request that they might elect another 
bishop, and, in order that their labours and expenses might be spared, he 
gave power to the justiciary to grant the king's assent to the election 
after it had been made when the elect was presented by the prior and 
convent, and to signify to the metropolitan of the place that he should 
execute his office in this behalf, and, if the election should be confirmed 
by the metropolitan, and this should be signified to the justiciary 
by the letters of the metropolitan, to deliver the temporalities of 
the bishopric to the elect after taking his fealty ; the justiciary, 
although the election of Master Thomas Ketel, parson of the church 
of Lesmoghan, as bishop by the prior and convent, to which the 
justiciary gave the king's assent, has been confirmed by the dean 
and chapter of Armagh, guardians of the spirituality of that arch- 
bishopric during voidance, and the justiciary has been certified thereof 
by their letters, has deferred taking the fealty of the elect or restoring 
to him the temporalities of the bishopric because he was not certified 
of the confirmation of the election by the letters of the archbishop 
of Armagh, as is shown to the king by the prior and convent : the king 
orders the justiciary, if the see of Armagh be void and if the election have 
been properly confirmed by the said guardians and if he have been certified 
thereof by their letters, to deliver the temporalities of the bishopric from 
the day when he was certified to the confirmation of the election to the 
said elect, upon his doing fealty, in accordance with the king's previous 
order. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to restore to Stephen de London[ia], 
citizen of Exeter, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's hands upon his being indicted before William Martyn and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine trespasses against 
the king's peace in that county, of robbery and the furtive carrying off of 
the goods of Maud de Tyef ord at Tyeford and also of the homicide of 
Amice, her daughter, who was there slain, as he has purged his innocence 



288 
1305. 



Aug. 21. 
Wickford. 



Sept. 6. 
Laver. 



Sept. 4. 
Laver. 



Sept. 10, 
Laver. 



Sept. 12. 
Theydon. 



Sept. 21. 
Barking. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

before Thomas, bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered by the 
justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, as the bishop has 
signified to the king by his letters patent. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause William de Wanton to have 
seisin of a messuage, 24 acres and a rood of land, four acres of meadow 
and a moiety of an acre of pasture in Thacstede, as the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said lands, which Geoffrey 
Paumphilun, who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that Geoffrey held them of William, and 
that the township of Thacstede has had the king's year and day thereof, 
for which it ought to answer to the king. 

To the collectors of the tenth for three years imposed upon the clergy 
of Ireland by the late pope Boniface VIII. Order to permit R. archbishop 
of Dublin to have respite under Midsummer next of the demand made 
upon him for the money to be rendered to them by him by reason of the 
tenth, and to release any distraint that they may have levied for this 
reason. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 1119.] By p.s. [5425.] 

John de London [ia], shoemaker, imprisoned at Sandwich for the death 
of Stephen Priour, wherewith he is charged, has letters to Robert de 
Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, to 
bail him until the first assize. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the king 
has, at the request of Queen Margaret, his consort, pardoned Henry de 
Bolebek, son and heir of Gilbert de Bolebek, tenant in chief, the 100s. 
due from him to the exchequer for his relief by reason of the lands in 
Kyngesheye, co. Buckingham, that descended to him after his father's 
death in inheritance. By p.s. [5426.] 

Robert le Ster, imprisoned at Hertford for the death of John Underhelde, 
slain at Grenstede, co. Sussex, has letters to the sheriff of Sussex to bail 
him until the next assize. 

To Roger le Sauvage. Order to pay to two chaplains celebrating 
divine service in the king's chapel of the said (sic) castle [of Windsor], 
50s. each yearly; to Roger de Wyndesor', janitor of both gates of the 
castle, 4d. a day; to Roger de Wyndesor', one of the viewers of the king's 
works there, 2cL a day ; to John de SpykesWorth, the king's clerk of the 
works there, 2d. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each ; 
to Adam the gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2%d. a day; 
to Robert de Say, chief forester of the forest of Windsor, 12d. a day ; to 
John le Messager, parker of the king's park of Kenyngton, ljd. a day ; 
and to Laurence de Baggeshete, janitor of the king's park and keeper of 
his houses there, id. a day, their wages and stipends, from Easter last 
until Michaelmas next. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Thomas de Harpham, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands upon his being indicted for theft before Peter de Malo Lacu and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine trespasses against 
the king's peace in that county, as he has purged his innocence before 
the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, guardians of the spirituality 
of the archbishopric of York during the voidance of the see, to whom he 
was delivered by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the 
clergy, as the dean and chapter have signified to the king by their letters 
patent. 



33 EDWARD 1. 



289 



1305. 

Sept. 28. 

Sheen. 



July 29. 
Leeds. 



Aug. 5. 
Gravesend. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to restore to Gilbert son 
of Thomas de Clare his lands, which the sheriff took into the king's hands 
by the king's order with the bailiwick of the stewardship of the forest of 
Essex for certain trespasses that he was said to have committed, and also 
the said bailiwick. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause the hall of the king's castle of 
Luttegarshale and the chamber called * the chamber of Sir Edward ' in 
that castle, and the chapel and great tower of the king's castle of 
Salisbury to be repaired. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause to be bought hay and 
oats for the king's colts now staying at Odyham and for others that the 
king will send to stay there, and to cause the wages of their keepers to be 
paid. By pet. of C. 



Sept. 23. 
Barking. 



Oct. 4. 

Sheen. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 5. 
Sheen. 



Membrane 6. 

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
John, son and heir of Robert de Stallyng, to have seisin of his father's 
lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his homage